Aung San Suu Kyi,
Burmese opposition leader, was taken into “protective custody” in May, after several people died in clashes between her supporters and members of the military junta. The government also cracked down on her group, the National League for Democracy, shuttering regional offices. She was freed from 19 months of house arrest in May 2002.
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