Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been named to receive a 2006 Four Freedoms Award for her work to restore freedom to her people.
The Four Freedoms medals are presented by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in recognition of contributions to advancing freedom in the world.
The awards are presented to world citizens whose words and deeds best exemplify the qualities proclaimed by former U.S. President Roosevelt in 1941.
Aung San Suu Kyi has won the Freedom from Fear medal for keeping alive the hope of freedom, justice and democracy for her people.
The Nobel peace laureate has been either in jail or under house arrest for more than 10 of the past 16 years.