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Barricades still in place around Suu Kyi's house
The Hindu ( Oct. 20, 1996 )
Yangon, Oct 19: Barricades remained in place in the Myanmarese capital today 
around the home of the Opposition leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, shutting 
down her democracy speeches for the fourth weekend in a row, eyewitnesses 

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her struggle 
against Myanmar's military regime, has been holding chats with the people 
outside her Yangon compound since her release from house arrest in July 1995.

The weekend rallies, including barbed criticisms of Myanmar's military junta, 
have been silenced for four consecutive weekends by roadblocks outside her 

To get around the ban, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy 
(NLD) earlier this week launched a rotating congress, with small meetings  of 
50-70 party members held separately at different households in the capital to 
substitute for the planned gathering. NLD sources said the mini-congress had 
granted the party's central executive committee a mandate to act promptly, in 
case of an emergency, without seeking prior consensus from all NLD members. 

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