Aung San Suu Kyi released by Burma's military regime after years of detention


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and leader of the fight against military dictatorship in Burma (Myanmar), was today released after seven and a half years of house arrest. She has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years of her life. It is unclear whether she will accept conditions the government is likely to impose on her freedom. A live blog about her release at the Guardian. At the New York Times, Nick Kristof suggests that the human rights hero should rethink her position on sanctions against Burma—they haven't worked.