Suu Kyi em entrevista
“Aung San Suu Kyi”
Stephff, «The Nation»
Numa entrevista à Der Spiegel, a líder da oposição da Birmânia e Prémio Nobel, Aung San Suu Kyi, fala sobre a sua prolongada prisão domiciliária, da ditadura militar e porque continua a lutar pela liberdade:
SPIEGEL: You once said that fear itself can be a kind of prison. The people in this country have been terrorized by a military junta for decades. How can they come to terms with the constant pressure?
Suu Kyi: I’m not telling people that they can flee the fear. It is important, however, that they don’t allow fear to control their lives. You have to maintain control. If, in addition to an external force, you are also ruled by an inner one like fear, then you are even less free. Then you are totally paralyzed.
SPIEGEL: Isn’t it true that you could be arrested again at any time? In the past, the junta has never had any trouble finding a reason for this.
Suu Kyi: I am not afraid of that. But I accept it as a possibility. As long as there is no law in Burma, any individual here can be arrested at any time. You could also be immediately arrested and deported. They don’t even have to give you a reason for why they are doing this.
SPIEGEL: Have you ever thought that you personally pay too high a price for your political struggle? You have spent the better part of the past 20 years in isolation. For years, you haven’t been able to see your sons, who live abroad.
Suu Kyi: No. What I have experienced is nothing compared to what political prisoners in prisons suffer … […]