- Aug 27, 2009
BBC News - Burma generals 'sign Aung San Suu Kyi release order'
Fantastic news if true, and a number of unconfirmed reports are saying that she's already been released. After her party won elections in 1990, she's pretty much been under house arrest since then when the military ignored the results.Reports are coming out of Burma saying the military authorities have signed an order authorising the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Nobel laureate has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years, and her house arrest term expires on Saturday.
There has been increased police activity outside her house in Rangoon, but as yet no official confirmation.