Myanmar: 20 yrs house arrest over; Suu Kyi freed

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Aung San Suu Kyi
Yangon, Nov 13: After holding the election in the country and now by releasing pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, it seemed like Myanmar stepped towards the real democracy.

As it was expected, Myanmar on Saturday, Nov 13 freed 65-year-old Suu Kyi after almost two decades as she was under house arrest by the junta of the country.

More than 1,000 people gathered outside the leader's house to meet Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu kyi and to cheer for her.

Despite the risks of opposing the military regime in a country with more than 2,200 political prisoners, many supporters wore T-shirts bearing her image and the words: "We stand with Aung San Suu Kyi."

Myanmar hold the election on Nov 7 for the first time since May 27, 1990, however, Western countries along with US President Barack Obama criticised the polls as "not free and not fair."

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