Aung San Suu Kyi to Be Freed
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
Reports are streaming in that suggest Burmese military authorities have authorized the release of pro-democracy superstar Aung San Suu Kyi after a national election in the junta-led country. Suu Kyi has lived the past seven years under house arrest and 15 of the past 21 years in state-sponsored detention.
However, the 65-year-old Suu Kyi has made it clear that she would reject any release that would exclude her from political activity. —JCL
Reports are coming out of Burma saying the military authorities have signed an order authorising the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
But hopes that the Nobel laureate would be freed on Friday appear to be fading.
A leader of her National League for Democracy told 2,000 supporters gathered at the party headquarters to go home and return on Saturday.
A protester wears a shirt bearing Aung San Suu Kyi’s picture and the slogan “Set Her Free!”