Myanmar opposition leader freed from house arrest

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Myanmar opposition leader freed from house arrest

The opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest.
As it became known to journalists, the police removed the fence from the house of 65-year old head of the National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi. The opposition leader was first placed under house arrest in 1989, in 1995, was released in the 2000-2002 year she was under arrest, and was last arrested in 2003.

November 7 in Myanmar began the first in 20 years parliamentary elections. At previous elections held in 1990, won the National League for Democracy. However, the ruling military junta did not recognize the election results and did not allow the league to power.

The military junta has promised that the 2010 elections will mark a transition to civilian rule. However, opposition leaders have expressed doubts about the veracity of these statements. Representatives of the opposition say the junta is forcing voters to vote for their candidate by threatening dismissal. Foreign election observers are not allowed.

National League for Democracy is boycotting the 2010 elections.

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