Myanmar Junta officials announced this week that they will release detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi as early as today from her detention. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years. Ten trucks of police were stationed a one-minute drive away from the house where the democracy icon has been held for the best part of the last 20 years. The junta said her release is certain.
This video from inside shows supporters gathering outside her home in anticipation of her release:
The Age reported:
BURMA’S pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to be freed from house arrest today, after being locked in negotiations with the military last night.
The regime that has detained her for the past seven years — and for 15 of the last 21 years — signed the order authorising her release yesterday afternoon.
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But Ms Suu Kyi was understood to be demanding an unconditional release, while the regime wants to restrict her from travelling around the country and limit her freedom to meet with supporters.
Advertisement: Story continues below At dusk last night the co-founder of Ms Suu Kyi’s now-banned National League for Democracy party, U Win Tin, appeared at the military roadblock outside the gates of her house where hundreds of supporters had gathered.