Daily Archive: 11/13/2010

Nov 13 2010

Evening Edition

Evening Edition is an Open Thread

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1 Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘on cusp of freedom’

AFP

Fri Nov 12, 11:48 am ET

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is on the verge of being freed from house arrest, officials in the military-ruled country said on Friday as hundreds of her supporters gathered in anticipation.

Security was stepped up in Yangon, where Suu Kyi remained confined to her crumbling lakeside mansion, with police vehicles patrolling the city.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, locked up for most of the past two decades, is still seen as the biggest threat to the junta, but her freedom appears to be a price it is willing to pay to deflect criticism of recent elections.

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