Burma activist confined 25 years wasn't afraid

Suu Kyi receives Nobel Peace Prize in person
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, the most prominent human rights campaigner in the world, appeared at a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in her honor - 21 years after being awarded the prize while imprisoned. Scott Pelley talks to Suu Kyi about her years-long struggle for democracy.

(CBS News) Burmese democratic activist Aung San Suu Kyi recently told "CBS Evening News" Anchor Scott Pelley she was never afraid while confined in her homeland of Burma. Suu Kyi was put under house arrest in the 1980s. Her detention didn't end until 2010.

Suu Kyi told Pelley, "There was nothing to be afraid of. I must admit in all truthfulness, that they kept me very well. They kept me confined, but they kept me well."

Suu Kyi replied that she was not on the streets, and that she "never thought" she was in jeopardy. She added, "In any case, there was no point in thinking about such things because I was one person - surrounded by numbers of people from the security forces. And what was the point in my worrying? If they wanted to do anything, they could do it anyway."

Suu Kyi receives Nobel Peace Prize in person

Suu Kyi was in Oslo over the weekend to accept the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. It was her first trip to Europe since her house arrest ended.

Pelley's full interview will Suu Kyi will air on the "CBS Evening News" Monday night.