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Monday, 6 May, 2002, 13:15 GMT 14:15 UK
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The leader of Burma's opposition National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi
The leader of Burma's opposition National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi

BBC News Online brings you the latest TV and radio coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi's release.

Monday 6 May 2002

Aung San Suu Kyi was mobbed on her release
Aung San Suu Kyi was mobbed on her release
Burma's military government has released the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest in Rangoon for the past 20 months. In her first public statement, she said her release was unconditional and she was free to go anywhere she wanted.

 The BBC's Matt Frei reports


Thursday 21 September 2000

Aung San Suu Kyi challenges the military to:
Aung San Suu Kyi challenges the military to: "stop us if you dare"
Miss Suu Kyi's challenge to the restriction on her movements by the military is vindicated when she is prevented from boarding a train out of Rangoon. She is later escorted back to her home by the military. The US condemns Burma's treatement of her.

 The BBC's Rosie Hayes reports


Sunday 3 September 2000

Police were reported to be on guard outside Suu Kyi's house
Burmese military and police officials
Concern grows as to Aung San Suu Kyi's whereabouts after Burmese soldiers forced her to return to Rangoon, following a standoff at the outskirts of the Capital. But she later appears in public safe and well. Her movements have been restricted since being released from six years of house arrest in 1995.

 The BBC's Gina Wilkinson reports


Decade long struggle

Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991
She has spent most of the last 12 years under house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been a symbol of democratic resistance to Burma's military government since the election of 1990. Her National League for Democracy won that election but the junta refused to hand over power. She has spent most of the time since then in captivity.

 The BBC's Fergal Keane reports


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