Suu Kyi allowed to meet Western diplomats

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London, Oct.9 (ANI): Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Western diplomats to discuss sanctions imposed against the military-ruled country, junta officials have said.

The Nobel Prize winner, who remains under house arrest, was driven to a government guesthouse to meet with diplomats from the United States, Great Britain and Australia, reports The Telegraph.

Suu Kyi sent a letter to junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe on September 26, stating her willingness to cooperate with the military government to have the sanctions lifted and seeking permission to meet with Western diplomats in order to understand positions of governments that imposed the sanctions.

The 64-year-old democracy icon had previously welcomed sanctions as a way to pressure the junta to achieve political reconciliation with the pro-democracy movement.

The movement has insisted on concessions from the government if they are to work together, particularly the freeing of political prisoners.

Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 14 of the last 20 years. (ANI)

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