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Tuesday 30 May 2017

I will fight on for human rights, Suu Kyi tells cheering crowd

Aung San Suu Kyi told thousands of cheering supporters she will continue to fight for human rights. Photo: Reuters
Aung San Suu Kyi told thousands of cheering supporters she will continue to fight for human rights. Photo: Reuters

Burma's pro-democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi, freed after years of house arrest, yesterday told thousands of cheering supporters she will continue to fight for human rights and the rule of law in the military-ruled nation.

She spoke to about 5,000 people who crowded around the dilapidated headquarters of her political party, the first stop for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate after leaving the lakeside residence that has been her prison for so many years.

Irish Independent

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