Saturday, November 13, 2010

A woman beloved for speaking out is freed in Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi released

Burma democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi released
The Associated Press
November 13, 2010

Myanmar democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi tasted freedom Saturday for the first time in 7 1/2 years, as jubilant supporters stormed the lakeside compound that was her home and prison minutes after the country's military rulers authorized her release.

After the national police chief read Suu Kyi the official order, several thousand supporters at her residence began singing the national anthem when the Nobel Peace Prize laureate poked her head over the gate.

Wearing a traditional Burmese jacket, Suu Kyi was given bouquets of flowers from admirers. She removed one and put it in her hair as the crowd clapped and cheered.

No comments: