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First step


With Myanmar’s 2010 elections fast approaching, the junta that rules the country formerly known as Burma has so far ignored diplomatic pressure to release the opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from her 14-year house arrest. But the elections give a glimmer of hope for the country’s battered opposition, whose leaders have been imprisoned and harassed since the military refused to recognise Suu Kyi’s victory in the last democratic elections in 1990.

The 2007 attempt by marching monks (pictured) to…


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