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20100618Aung San Suu Kyi is a political icon, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the charismatic leader of Burma's struggle for human rights - but at immense personal cost.
Under house arrest for many years, unable to watch her children grow up and excluded from public life, her plight is ongoing: as the Burmese regime prepares for its first election in years, Suu Kyi will be detained as a political prisoner throughout.
On the eve of her 65th birthday, this moving portrait talks to friends and loved ones, colleagues from her days at Oxford and fellow dissidents, as well as world statesmen and women - and presents a more complex picture of the person behind the icon.
Producer: Simon Hollis
A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.
A portrait of the courageous leader of Burma's campaign for human rights, Aung San Suu Kyi

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