house arrest / by mrm

Aung San Suu Kyi, March 6th's Woman of the Day, spent her 64th birthday in jail. She's had opportunities in the past to leave Burma and join her family in the UK, but the ruling military junta has warned her that they would not allow her to return. She stays, and is an extraordinary leader for peace, non-violence, and democracy. She is allowed few visitors, and is periodically jailed on trumped-up charges. She has been under house arrest for 14 of the past 20 years.