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Suu Kyi release – World to wait and watch, Burma insists...

PARIS: World leaders hailed the release of Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from years of house arrest on Saturday but warned the country's junta not to restrict her, even as a senior government official insisted she was "completely free".
US President Barack Obama said that "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. She is a hero of mine

Suu Kyi free after 7 yrs

YANGON: Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi walked free on Saturday after seven years as a prisoner in her own home, calling on a sea of jubilant supporters to unite in the face of repression.
Waving and smiling, the Nobel Peace Prize winner appeared outside the crumbling lakeside mansion where she had been locked up by the military rulers, to huge cheers and clapping from the waiting crowds. "We must work together in unison," she told thousands of waiting people,

Myanmar says Suu Kyi may be freed after elections

HANOI: Myanmar has said that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi may be freed after November 7 elections, as it attempts to deflect a barrage of criticism over the discredited polls.
Myanmar's elections, the nation's first in two decades, have been derided as a sham by critics who say they lack any credibility without the participation of Suu Kyi and other opposition figures.
Foreign Minister Nyan Win flagged the release at Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) talks,