Aung San Suu Kyi is a political activist and a leader of the movement for democracy in Burma (Myanmar). She spent almost three decades under house arrest because she was viewed as the biggest threat to military rule in Burma. During this period, she was one of the most famous political prisoners.
She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 as well as the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Simón Bolívar Prize, the US Congressional Gold Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom etc. She is planning to run for the presidency in the next election.