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Dalai Lama hails release

November 18, 2010

Straits Times
15 November 2010
 
DHARAMSHALA (India) - TIBETAN spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday hailed the release of Myanmar's democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi.
 
'I welcome the release of fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and extend my appreciation to the military regime in Burma (Myanmar),' the Dalai Lama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, said in a statement.
 
'I extend my full support and solidarity to the movement for democracy in Burma and take this opportunity to appeal to freedom-loving people all over the world to support such non-violent movements,' he said.
 
Suu Kyi, who was freed from house arrest on Saturday, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
 
The Dalai Lama also urged China to set free Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was jailed for 11 years last December on subversion charges.
 
The Tibetan leader issued his statement from the Indian hill town of Dharamshala, where he has been based since fleeing Tibet following a failed anti-Chinese uprising in 1959. ? AFP
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