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article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi: 'The Lady' of Burma

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has been released from house arrest in Burma, or Myanmar. Channel 4 News looks at her rise to lead National League for Democracy (NLD).

article 13 April 2012 World, Burma
Cameron backs suspension of Burma sanctions

David Cameron calls for a suspension of economic sanctions against Burma and invites Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the UK, but Channel 4 News hears there are still reasons for businesses to be cautious.

article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Burma frees Aung San Suu Kyi

Euphoria ripples through Burma as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released. The generals, who rule by fear, will be running scared says our foreign correspondent Jonathan Miller.

article 09 November 2010 World, Burma
Thousands flee Burma in post-election fighting

Burma's first election in 20 years was supposed to mark the end of military rule - but nothing's changed, writes John Sparks, as the junta declares victory and refugees flee fighting in the country.

article 07 November 2010 World, Burma
Burma poll closes amid criticism and indifference

Burma's first general election for 20 years has ended with critics dismissing the vote, in which two military-backed parties competed unopposed, as neither free nor fair.

article 02 April 2012 World, Burma
'New era' for Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi hails her historic by-election victory as a triumph of the people and ushers in a "new era" of politics and national reconciliation.

article 25 June 2012 World, Burma
Dangerous waters for Burma's Rohingya minority

As Burma's rulers claim the country is embracing democracy, Asia correspondent John Sparks reports on the perilous attempts of native Rohingya people to seek refuge in Bangladesh.

article 13 November 2010 World, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi is free: what next for Burma?

Aung San Suu Kyi has been released from house arrest today, after a total of 15 years and 20 days in detention. What next? Author and human rights activist Benedict Rogers reports.

article 13 January 2012 World, Burma
Political prisoners freed in major Burma amnesty

As hundreds of political dissidents, politicians and journalists are freed in Burma, one analyst tells Channel 4 News the acid test for the country will be whether it allows free and fair elections.

article 26 June 2012 World
Refugees 'should go back to Burma'

Refugees fleeing for their lives from persecution and violence in Burma will continue to be turned away from Bangladesh to protect diplomatic relations, a Bangladeshi diplomat tells Channel 4 News.