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US calls for Suu Kyi's release

US calls for Suu Kyi's release

The United States is calling on Myanmar's military leaders to immediately release democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who marks a total of 13 years under house arrest on Friday.
State Department spokesman Robert Wood said in a statement Thursday that Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi has "remained a steady beacon of hope and inspiration to those seeking a peaceful, democratic" Myanmar.
International human rights groups say the Myanmar military junta now holds more than 2,100 political prisoners, compared with nearly 1,200 in June, 2007.