Suu Kyi Finally Reunited with Youngest Son after 10 Years

By on Nov 23, 2010 in Current Events, Politics, World Comments
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After 10 years of being away with each other, Myanmar‘s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was finally reunited with her youngest son Kim Aris on Monday, November 22, 2010, according to international reports. After being granted a visa by Myanmar‘s military government, Suu Kyi met Kim Aris at the Yangon airport 10 days after her released from detention last November 13, 2010.

Suu Kyi was first arrested and detained in 1989 when Kim was 11 years old and her elder son Alexander was 16 years old. She spent 15 years in detention.

Upon seeing  the 35-year old Kim, Suu Kyi, 65, became emotional. Aris showed the tatto of the flag and symbol of Suu Kyi‘s National League for Democracy party on his left arm to show support for her mothers cause as her mother looked closely. The symbol features a fighting peacock and a star.

Suu Kyi was awarded the 1991 Nobel Peace prize for her non-violent quest for democracy. She is married to British Michael Aris and raised their two sons in England.

In 1988, at age 43, she was given the leadership role to go against the military regime being the daughter of Aung San, the country’s martyred founding father.

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