Aung San Suu Kyi — lady to some, genocidaire to others

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Aung San Suu Kyi — lady to some, genocidaire to others

The Myanmar leader, who established that country’s first civilian government in half a century, has been overthrown

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Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest in the struggle to bring democracy to Myanmar, has been detained with other leaders of her political party in a military coup.

Beloved in Myanmar as “the Lady”, Suu Kyi fulfilled the dreams of millions when her National League for Democracy won a landslide election in 2015 that established the Southeast Asian nation’s first civilian government in half a century.

But the Nobel laureate appalled the world two years later by denying the extent of a sweeping military-led crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority, which forced hundreds of thousands to flee the country...

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