Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi released finally

By on Nov 13, 2010 in International, Politics, World Comments

Updated November 27, 2010 9:04 p.m.

Read Myanmar’s pro-Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets UN official

Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was released finally on November 13, Saturday, according to international news sites.

Aung San Suu Kyi, now 65 years old, has been released by the military authorities of Burma after spending 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest.

Being a pro-democratic activist that she is, Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested for her strong opposition against the current military government of Burma.

“I’m very happy to see you all again,” Aung San Suu Kyi told her tons of supporters, and she waved to them as they patiently waited outside her home.

Hundreds of Aung San Suu Kyi’s supporters waited patiently for her release for more 24 hours near her house, while others positioned themselves at the headquarters of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, which is now disbanded.

“I have to give you the first political lesson since my release. We haven’t seen each other for so long, so we have many things to talk about.” Aung San Suu Kyi told them.

“If you have any words for me, please come to the [NLD] headquarters tomorrow and we can talk then and I’ll use a loud speaker,” The anti-government activist joked.

US President Barack Obama expressed his admiration over Aung San Suu Kyi.

“While the Burmese regime has gone to extraordinary lengths to isolate and silence Aung San Suu Kyi, she has continued her brave fight for democracy, peace, and change in Burma,” Obama said in a statement on Saturday.

About a week ago, an election was held in Burma after 20 years in which the political party supported by the military government won.



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