British PM calls Aung San Suu Kyi's release 'long overdue'
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the release Saturday of Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was "long overdue", branding her detention a "travesty".
"This is long overdue. Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights," Cameron said in a brief statement.
"Her detention was a travesty, designed only to silence the voice of the Burmese people. Freedom is Aung San Suu Kyi's right. The Burmese regime must now uphold it."
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