Yesterday, Mrs May's courage and suffering were honoured. Now a presenter and senior producer with the Burmese section of the BBC World Service in London, she received an honorary OBE from Robin Cook (above), who told her: "We're very proud of you."
Those present for yesterday's small ceremony in the ornate splendour of the Foreign Office included Mrs May's six-year-old son, Arkar. She was pregnant with Arkar when she was jailed. She said yesterday that her hope was "for some democratic change - but it can't come overnight."
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