Burma must guarantee Suu Kyi's security: Rudd
- Published: 2 Jul 2011 at 19.32
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Burma must guarantee democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's safety when she travels around the country for the first time since her release last year, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said Saturday.
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd (R) talks with Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at the Australian Ambassador's residence in Yangon. Myanmar must guarantee Suu Kyi's safety when she travels around the country for the first time since her release last year, Rudd said Saturday.
Rudd said he had met with the country's new president, Thein Sein, and made a personal appeal for the release of 2,000 other political prisoners, telling him that doing so would transform international views of the new government.
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