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Aung San Suu Kyi Citizen Of Rome


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Reuters

October 27, 2013

ROME — Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honor.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by her party.

”Nineteen years have passed since the giving of Roman citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi. Today, finally we award it to a free woman,” Mayor Ignazio Marino wrote on Twitter.

The citizenship recognizes “her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights,” Marino's office said.

Aung San, Suu Kyi was elected to parliament last year as Burma opened up after years of authoritarian rule and international isolation.

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-two-decades-on-suu-kyi-collects-rome-citizenship/1778104.html

 

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From left to right:

-Mr. Francesco Rutelli, Mayor of Rome at the time she was awarded with the citizenship

-You know her :)

-Mr Roberto Baggio,buddhist, former football player, is the one who was nominated by Ms Kyi to collect the prize in her name 19 years ago

-Mr Ignazio Marino, actual Mayor of Rome

 

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