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Suu Kyi reunited with son

23 Nov

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 22, 2010. Military-ruled Myanmar has granted a visa to democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's youngest son so that he can visit his mother following her release from house arrest, her lawyer said on November 22. "He has got his visa already and he is trying to come today," Suu Kyi's lawyer Nyan Win told AFP, adding that the 65-year-old opposition leader planned to welcome her son at Yangon airport. (Photo by Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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November 23, 2010 (KATAKAMI / ABC.NET.AU)  — Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, freed from house arrest 10 days ago, has been reunited with her younger son after about 10 years apart.

Kim Aris, 33, who lives in Britain, arrived on a flight from Bangkok to Rangoon airport, where his 65-year-old mother was waiting to meet him.

She was freed on November 13 after more than seven consecutive years in detention.

“I’m very glad and I’m very happy,” Ms Suu Kyi told AFP after the reunion. (*)

 
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