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Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses Burmese Community in Indiana

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed members of the Burmese population in the United States Tuesday, expressing optimism about Burma’s transition to democracy. Thousands of the democracy activist’s supporters turned out to see her speak in the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana — home to one of the nation’s largest Burmese communities and […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Welcomes Lifting of US Sanctions

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is “happy” that the United States has lifted sanctions against her country. The democracy activist spoke Friday at a news conference at United Nations headquarters in New York, where she appeared alongside U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Aung San Suu Kyi’s return to New York, where she […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet UN Chief in New York

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday, as she continues her 17-day tour of the United States. The democracy activist’s return to New York, where she worked over 40 years ago at U.N. headquarters, is part of her first visit to the U.S. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Support From Burmese Diaspora

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on the Burmese community in the United States to support the democratic movement in their native land. Speaking mostly in Burmese, the Nobel Laureate on Thursday addressed her compatriots, including a group of Buddhist monks, at American University in Washington. But she reiterated in English that […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Support for Political Prisoners

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is urging human-rights activists to work to end the plight of political prisoners. The opposition leader told members of the Amnesty International rights group and other supporters in Washington that hatred and fear often prompt officials to detain individuals with different viewpoints. “Prisoners become prisoners out of the fear of […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Receive Medal, Meet Obama

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her homeland. Later, she meets privately with President Barack Obama. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Receive Medal, Meet Obama

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award Wednesday. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her homeland. Later, she is to meet privately with […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to be Honored by US Congress

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award Wednesday as she continues her landmark visit to America. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Full Burmese Army Support for Reforms

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the path to her nation’s democratic future will not be irreversible until the army voices full support for the process. The 66-year-old Nobel laureate made the comment during interviews Tuesday at the Voice of America studios in Washington. She said she is most troubled by the provision […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. In a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I do not think that we need to cling on to sanctions unnecessarily because I want […]

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