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Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday marked

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Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday marked


The 65th birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi is being marked.

Supporters of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader have held ceremonies in her honour, including in the Thai capital.

The Nobel peace prize winner has spent 15 of the last 21 years under house arrest in the military-ruled country.

The US is among the countries repeating calls for Suu Kyi’s release and for national reconciliation talks.

Suu Kyi was first detained in 1989 after emerging as a pro-democracy student leader.

Her National League for Democracy party went on to win a landslide election victory a year later, but the military refused to recognise the results.

Her party is boycotting the country’s first elections for decades set to be held this year.

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