House Arrest Timeline for Aung San Suu Kyi

August 1988 – After a military coup, protests, marches and uprisings break out across Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi, a scholar and a journalist, emerges as a leader of the democratic opposition. September 1988 – Aung San Suu Kyi co-founds and leads the National League for Democracy. June - July 1989 – She is placed under house arrest for the first time under charges of attempting to divide the military. May 27, 1990 – National League for Democracy is elected into the legislative seats by 80 percent. Military junta does not recognize the results as legitimate. October 14, 1991 – Aung San Suu Kyi receives the Nobel Peace Prize “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.” 1995 – Released from house arrest. 2000 – Arrested after she attempted to travel to the city of Mandalay against travel restrictions. May 2002 – Released unconditionally. May 2003 – Arrested after a clash between her supporters and a mob backed by the government. September 2007 – Her first public appearance since 2003 to meet some of the monks participating in the "Saffron Revolution." May14, 2009 – Arrested for a fourth time, charged with government subversion, after American John Yettaw swam uninvited to her lakeside home. August 10, 2009 – Sentenced to 18 more months under house arrest, under the claim that she breached the terms of her house arrest after the visit from Yettaw. March 10, 2010 – Barred from upcoming election by a law which states that prisoners cannot run for elected office. May7, 2010 – Some members of the National League for Democracy create a new party called National Democratic Force. November 13, 2010 – Date, after the elections, when the junta claims Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest.
 

 

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