Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to visit LA as part of first U.S. trip in two decades

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File photo of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, at a press conference after being freed from 19 months under house arrest on 06 May 2002.

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is planning to visit Los Angeles in early October.

The stop in Los Angeles is part of the Burmese activist’s first trip to the United States in more than two decades. Aung San Suu Kyi spent most of those years under house arrest in Burma. But she was freed in 2010 and won a seat in the Burmese Parliament 6 months ago.

During her U.S. visit, Suu Kyi expected to receive the Congressional Gold Medal and the Atlantic Global Citizen Award. An ad hoc group of southern Californian Burmese is organizing her Los Angeles appearance. Suu Kyi will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 2 p.m. on October 2nd. She will be in the Convention Center's South Wing, Hall G. One of the organizers, Dr. Lal Thang, said the public is invited to attend.

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