Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner and pro-democracy advocate from Myanmar (also known as Burma), is wrapping up her tour of five European nations. Daw Suu Kyi visited Britain, where she once attended university, and went to Norway to receive her Nobel Peace Prize.
Although she was honored with the Peace Prize in 1991, Suu Kyi has spent most of the intervening years in prison or under house arrest, and has been unable to accept the award in person until now. She also visited Ireland and Switzerland on this trip. In free parliamentary elections earlier this year, Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to Myanmar's Parliament, an important step in the democratization of the country.
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