PEACE - Aung San Suu Kyi 1991 - San Gimignano, Italia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 28.078 E 011° 02.582
32T E 665256 N 4814811
Quick Description: One of the main squares of San Gimignano has been dedicated to the Nobel peize winer Aung San Suu Kyi.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/1/2013 5:35:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6BN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In a corner entering one of the main squares of San Gimignano you can find this plaque dedicating the quare to Nobel peize winer Aung San Suu Kyi.

In the Palque You can read:
!The Municipality of San Gemignano
by Resolution of the City Council nº 141 of 04.10.2012
is dedicating this square, for one year to the Nobel Peace Prize
AUNG SAN SUU KYI
recognizing her political and social engagement, pursued whith passion, consistency and courage, for the release of Burmese people crushed by a heavy dictatorial regime. Aung San Suu Kyi is an example to show, especially to young people,the high value of a life dedicated to the cause of freedom, democracy and civil rights"



Aung San Suu Kyi
"Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945), is a Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. In the 1990 general election, the NLD won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her most recent release on 13 November 2010, becoming one of the world's most prominent political prisoners.
Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, the fourth person ever to receive the honour. In 2011, she was awarded the Wallenberg Medal. On 19 September 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was also presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, which is, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.
On 1 April 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy, announced that she was elected to the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, representing the constituency of Kawhmu; her party also won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house. The election results were confirmed by the official electoral commission the following day.
On 6 June 2013, Suu Kyi announced on the World Economic Forum’s website that she wants to run for the presidency in Myanmar's 2015 elections."
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Field of Accomplishment: Peace

Year of Award: 1991

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