Only two years old when her father General Aung San
was assassinated in 1947, just six months before independence.
Imprisoned in 2002 following a clash between her supporters
and a government-backed mob.
Compelled to refuse permission to travel to the UK to
visit her dying husband in 1999 for fear she would not
be allowed back into Burma.
Inspired by non-violent campaigns of US civil rights
leader Martin Luther King and India's Mahatma Gandhi
Often held in solitary confinement during imprisonment