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Suu Kyi visits Swiss parliament

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:00

June 15 - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Swiss parliament the morning after being taken ill at a news conference. Sunita Rappai reports.

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A warm welcome for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Switzerland. Activists from Amnesty International greet the Myanmar opposition leader - making her first trip to Europe in nearly 25 years - outside the Swiss Parliament. Inside, the 66-year old - herself an MP now after being elected to Myanmar's parliament in April - received a standing ovation from MPs. Suu Kyi is due to fly to Oslo later on Friday where she will finally collect her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize. The Oxford-educated leader, who was held under house arrest for decades, passed up opportunities to leave Myanmar previously for fear of having her return blocked. Sunita Rappai, Reuters

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Suu Kyi visits Swiss parliament

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:00