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Myanmar's Suu Kyi is released from house arrest

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Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free.
 
Police removed barricades from outside her home as hundreds of supporters gathered to demand the opposition leader’s liberation.
 
Her latest spell of house arrest expired today and rumours had been rife that she would be released by the former Burma’s military regime.
 
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has spent 15 of the past 21 years in detention. With last Sunday’s elections out of the way in which an army-backed party claimed a landslide victory, Suu Kyi is seen as less of a threat.