#214 Aung San Suu Kyi / Radovan Karadžić – 19 June 1945

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and a former General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from July 20, 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.

Radovan Karadžić

Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev

Radovan Karadžić (born 19 June 1945) is a former Bosnian Serb politician. He is currently detained in the United Nations Detention Unit of Scheveningen, accused of war crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats during the Siege of Sarajevo. He is also accused of the Srebrenica massacre.


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