As a tribute to freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi, an empty chair is kept open at each meeting of The Elders
, a group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela to support peace and dialogue. Aung San Suu Kyi's campaign for democracy in Burma led to her arrest by its military government, which has kept her detained for 14 of the past 20 years. She is the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Desmond Tutu, a member of The Elders and an active international advocate for peace, justice and reconciliation, shares his reaction to President Barack Obama's recent push to bring Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi into the global agenda.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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