Aung San Suu Kyi, the most famous of all democracy activists, needs little inroduction. She has been the main opposition leader against the military junta in Myanmar and was under house arrest for a total of over 15 years.
Aung San Suu Kyi has won countless human rights awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
After a widely criticised general election she was released from house arrest on 13th November 2010.
ANNOUNCEMENT NOVEMBER 2017
After many years of sustained violent repression of the Rohingya people in Rakhine State in Myanmar and the current ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya and their mass exodus to Bangladesh (over 600,000 since August 25th 2017)
The Black Portraits project is now dropping Aung San Suu Kyi from its list of Human Rights Champions. Her silence in condemning the military crackdown as de facto leader of Mynmar, her international standing and her apparent state of denial of the of the emergency does not chime at all with the title Human Rights Champion.