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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Released

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Suzanne DiMaggio, director of policy studies at the Asia Society, discusses the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from her house arrest in Burma.

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Election Over, Burma Officials Release Aung San Suu Kyi

Monday, November 15, 2010

The military government of Burma has released Aung Sang Suu Kyi, one of the country's most visible pro-democracy advocates and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. She has spent most of the last two decades under house arrest, and re-enters the public eye just after another round of elections which outside observers deemed rigged. Despite the military junta's continued repression, Suu Kyi is calling for Western countries to increase their engagement with Burma, pointing out that sanctions over the last decades have not forced change.

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Top of the Hour: Aung San Suu Kyi Freed, Morning Headlines

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set free by authorities after nearly two decades of house arrest. 

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Aung San Suu Kyi May Be Released by Burmese Authorities

Friday, November 12, 2010

Supporters of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi say she may soon be released from house arrest. In a place where many reporters have been banned, it's hard to know exactly what is happening, but sources are telling our partners at the BBC that documents authorizing the leader of the National League for Democracy's release have been signed.   

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Some in Burma Call for Boycott of Elections

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the detained leader of the pro-democracy party in Burma, has called on her fellow citizens to boycott upcoming elections in the military-run Southeast Asian nation. This weekend's election will be the first held there in twenty years and the state media is urging citizens to cast their ballots. Our partners at the BBC spoke with people in Burma about the upcoming election.

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