family separation

A Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi on aung san suu kyi, myanmar, nobel peace lauriat, political prisoner, woman leader, woman of substance, family separation, conscience, right to normal life, and humanity

As I travel through my country, people often ask me how it feels to have been imprisoned in my home --first for six years, then for 19 months. How could I stand the separation from family and friends? It is ironic, I say, that in an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free. Yes, we have given up our right to a normal life. But we have stayed true to that most precious part of our humanity--our conscience.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: All We Want is Our Freedom, speech published in Parade Magazine 2003

Contributed by: Mila

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