Why has Myanmar's 'the lady' been fighting accusations of genocide? Watch Aung San Suu Kyi: The Fall of an Icon
When Aung San Suu Kyi was released in 2010 after 15 years of house arrest in Myanmar, she was celebrated as a beacon of resistance – a principled activist who sacrificed her own freedom for change, a democratic icon, a leader as inspirational as Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi. Oxford educated, the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero General Aung San is known in her home country as ‘the lady’.
But ten years after being released from detention, the Nobel Peace Prize winner celebrated for her stance on human rights faced allegations of the mass murder and rape of Rohingya muslims.
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Aung San Suu Kyi: The Fall of an Icon on BBC Select
What transforms Aung San Suu Kyi, this international symbol of peaceful resistance into a defender of alleged genocide?
This BBC documentary poses the question – did the world misunderstand who Aung San Suu Kyi really was?
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