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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets Clinton in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has welcomed Aung San Suu Kyi to the State Department at the start of the Myanmar democracy leader’s landmark tour of America.

They are expected were to discuss the political changes in the country, also known as Burma, and whether Washington should ease its remaining economic sanctions in response to the reforms.

Myanmar announced Monday a new round of prisoner releases. According to Suu Kyi’s party, at least 87 political detainees were freed but activists say they are disappointed that hundreds more remain behind bars.

Since Suu Kyi herself was freed from house arrest in late 2010, she has transitioned from dissident to parliamentarian. On Wednesday, she will be presented Congress’ highest award.



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