Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi may be released

Release order said to have been signed


Rumours are spreading that Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi may be released from house arrest. Aung San Suu Kyi, 65, has been detained from the past 15 of the last 21 years, and her most recent term of detention is set to end tomorrow. “My sources tell me that the release order has been signed,” said Tin Oo, vice chairman of Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Reports about her release surfaced after last Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Myanmar, the first such vote in 20 years.

New York Times

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