昂山素季讲述恐惧的力量 CSuu Kyi Tells US Audience of Crippling Power of Fear

26 October, 2011

缅甸民主派领导人昂山素季对一群美国观众说,免于恐惧的自由是打开通往其它自由之门的钥匙。曾是政治犯的昂山素季星期二晚些时候通过事先做好的录音在美国密歇根大学向师生演讲。密歇根大学为她在人权方面的贡献向她致敬。仍然无法自由出行的昂山素季还透过网上视频的方式回答观众的问题。
  
美联社援引昂山素季说,恐惧使人瘫痪,使人装聋作哑、无动于衷。她说,人们必须首先克服害怕仗义执言的恐惧,才能争取其它重要的自由权利。

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told an American audience that freedom from fear is the key that opens to door to other liberties.The former political prisoner made the comment in recorded remarks presented late Tuesday to an audience at the University of Michigan, where she was honored for her human rights work. Aung San Suu Kyi, who still cannot travel freely from Burma, also took questions from the audience using Skype.
  
The Associated Press quoted Aung San Suu Kyi saying fear paralyzes people, rendering them dumb and passive. She said people must overcome the fear of speaking out before they can fight for other important freedoms.