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Emissary Speak to Suu Kyi Fans
- Subject: Emissary Speak to Suu Kyi Fans
- From: waterly@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 18:40:00
Emissary Speak to Suu Kyi
Sunday, January 5, 1997 7:52 pm EST
RANGOON, Burma (AP) -- Still confined to her home by
military government, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
vice chairman of her political party to meet supporters
Tin Oo, a former defense minister and vice chairman of
National League for Democracy, spoke to about 150
gathered at Saya San intersection hoping to hear Suu Kyi.
Her supporters have gathered there every weekend since
October, when the military government barricaded her
prevent the democracy speeches she had been giving
for 1 1/2 years.
Suu Kyi, who was released from a six-year house arrest
1995, last spoke at Saya San on Nov. 23. Her car was
she was traveling there on Nov. 9, by a mob whose
they were paid by the government.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is refusing to cooperate
military authorities, who since December have insisted
their permission to leave her lakeside compound. Suu
Kyi says she
is being unlawfully restrained.
The government allowed about 500 to attend a
Burma's independence day at Suu Kyi's home Saturday.
3,000 attended the event last year.