British PM calls Aung San Suu Kyi's release 'long overdue'

13th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

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."

© 2010 AFP

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