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UK gives guarded welcome to release of Suu Kyi

London: The British government has welcomed the news that Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from jail and allowed to return to her home in Myanmar. But Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mike O'Brien, pointed out in a statement that this was no more than a return to the situation in 1989, when the Nobel Peace Prize winner was first put under house arrest. O'Brien said: "Nearly a decade and a half later , Aung San Suu Kyi is again a prisoner in her own home and the military regime flagrantly continues to disregard the Burmese people's demands for democracy and human rights".

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