"In an authoritarian state it is only the prisoner of conscience who is genuinely free." Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the Burmese pro-democracy movement which opposes the military dictatorship. In 1991 she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for democracy & human rights. She was released from 15 years of house arrest in 2010. In Dec 2011 a biopic of her life, "The Lady", was released, starring Michelle Yeoh. This novelty tea towel is an inspirational gift for those interested in her story.