Letter of July 1 st 2003 from Jacques Gaillot
An outstanding woman





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An outstanding woman

Aung San Suu Kyi The Noble Price for peace in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been put under arrest again by the Burmese government who terrorizes the country. This woman follows her goal with determination.  
Nothing can stop her: neither arrests, nor the years past under house arrest, nor harassments and humiliations. Permitted to visit her husband who was dying from cancer in London, she refused, knowing she will never be allowed back in Burma. Endlessly, with an astonishing freedom of speech, she has denounced the dictatorship that has confiscated the elections and has derided democracy. An injustice done to the people.
Democratic Future Curiously this woman looking fragile, empty-handed and with a gentile face, has scared the military junta. She never called for violence. It was strange that these generals in power could not stand a so popular non-violent resistance. They had to keep her quiet at the expense of the people who love her so much. 
Dictators know only repression. They deport people, decide forced labor including children, they fire on people, killing dozens of them.
The international community has reacted quickly, blaming these dictators who turn their back to democracy and civil rights. Aung San Suu Kyi has to be given freedom to prepare the future of this country that has become a huge prison with invisible bars.