The Burmese leader that defends civil rights in their country (now Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi, was elected deputy for the first time in his career, in a historic by-election held Sunday. She who fought against the military regime since the 80's, was kept under house arrest even after his party - National League for Democracy (NLD) - have had a landslide victory in 1990 elections.
In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize, however, it was only released from house arrest in 2010.
U2 made a song in his honor, is "Walk On". In 2000, U2 was awarded the Freedom of Dublin. In the list of honorees were also Nelson Mandela and the then almost unknown to most of the guests that ceremony, Aung San Suu Kyi
Bono made the 'homework' and became interested in the history of heroin. First, he tried to write "Walk On" from the standpoint of the husband and children, who stayed behind in Oxford when she decided to return to the place where he grew up, his true home. But he thought too presumptuous. "So I kept a little abstract and let be a love song about someone having to leave one relationship for all the right reasons," he says. *
Source: Ultraviolet Brasil