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Aung San Suu Kyi released

Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years.

The PM said:

This is long overdue. Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights.

Her detention was a travesty, designed only to silence the voice of the Burmese people.

Freedom is Aung San Suu Kyi’s right. The Burmese regime must now uphold it.

Published 13 November 2010