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Two Decades On, Suu Kyi Collects Rome Citizenship

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honor. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by her party. ”Nineteen years have passed since the giving of Roman citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi. Today, finally we award it to a free woman,” Mayor Ignazio Marino wrote on Twitter. The ...

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