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Friday, December 17, 2010

Laura Bush speaks by phone to Suu Kyi

DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush says she has spoken by phone with Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and that Suu Kyi sounds strong after her release last month after more than seven years of house arrest.

Bush tells The Associated Press that she spoke with Suu Kyi on Friday and that the Nobel Peace Prize winner says she knew she had worldwide support during her time in detention.

Suu Kyi has spoken to several world leaders since her release.

Myanmar’s military
junta has kept her locked away for 15 of the past 21 years.

Bush, the wife of former President George W. Bush, has advocated for free elections in Myanmar and has spoken out many times about Suu Kyi’s plight.  (Source The Daily Caller)

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