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Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest UPDATED with VIDEO

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Myanmar Frees Democracy Leader Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s government released pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi after more than seven years of house arrest, offering a glimmer of hope for opposition groups that have been trying to unseat the country’s harsh military regime for decades.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners noted that more than 2,200 political prisoners continue to be held in Myanmar and released a statement, “Unlike Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the door to freedom will not be opened wide with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, indeed, it will not even be opened a crack.”

Suu Kyi is a hero. Her struggle continues.

UPDATE
Cubachi has the video,

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