November 13th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi released

Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest Saturday, police outside her home said. CNN could not independently verify the report.

Crowds of supporters waited near her home in Yangon. Hundreds of others waited near her National League for Democracy.

Suu Kyi has spent 15 of the past 21 years under house arrest because of her fight for democracy in the nation formerly known as Burma.

Security has been stepped up in Myanmar, but it was unclear whether that was because of the country's first elections in two decades last Sunday.

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  1. WILLARD BULLOCK

    Im am belived that presdient obama are keep INVLOVED TO HIS MOTHER SO I THINK HIS MOTHER MAKE TRYING GET CRECTICFITON BORN IN HAWAII BUT IM BELIVED OBAMA WAS BORN IN INDEONIA

    November 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Don Toxi

    Suu Kyi released?!Wow,this is more than a miracle,she is indeed an amazing woman, I just pray the world leaders will not give up on her,cause I believe she was born to liberate and lead the beautiful people of myanmar,cheers!;-)

    November 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. CaptainObvious

    Doctors have patients. Patience is a virtue, and so is spell check on my Blackberry.

    November 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 517blingdongding

    What a moment of profound joy for activists who are fighting the good fight across the globe!

    Sweet, sweet freedom lives on, even in the grasp of draconian brutality.

    November 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. jrtrust

    This is fantastic. Good for her, for it's been 21 long years. She might have to rethink some of her strategies this time around. Hope this leads to lasting peace in the country.

    For anyone interested, here's a short (one paragraph <140 words)

    summary of the conflict in Burma...

    The OPA

    November 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. phil

    You salute when they mobilize for war. You cheer when they take even the slightests step towords peace. You are slaves. Freedom? What you call freedom is pure lunacy.

    November 14, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
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  8. Elsat Preuettn

    Some truly superb info , Gladiola I detected this. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened." by William Franklin Billy Graham.

    July 17, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
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