Aung San Suu Kyi has been under illegitimate house arrest for more than thirteen of the nineteen years since her party was elected by the people of Burma to lead their country. Throughout her arrest, she has served as a symbol of non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights and an inspiration to those seeking a peaceful, democratic Burma.
Her current period of detention is set to expire on May 27. The U.S. Government calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the more than 2,100 political prisoners currently held by the Burmese regime.
What is the most effective way to promote democracy within repressive regimes?