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Aung San Suu Kyi to Oslo. Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland has invited Aung San Suu Kyi to Oslo to hold her Peace Prize speech as soon as possible, 19 years after receiving the award. Burmese authorities released the Opposition leader from 15 years of house arrest yesterday, prompting worldwide celebration. Jagland tells NTB he will be seeking a guarantee from the military junta to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to travel back into Burma afterwards.

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Oslo

Published on Sunday, 14th November, 2010 at 10:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 14th November 2010 at 11:04.

Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland has invited Aung San Suu Kyi to Oslo to hold her Peace Prize speech as soon as possible, 19 years after receiving the award.

Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi, 2009
Vigil for Aung San Suu Kyi, 2009
Photo: English PEN/Flickr


Burmese authorities released the Opposition leader from 15 years of house arrest yesterday, prompting worldwide celebration.

Jagland tells NTB he will be seeking a guarantee from the military junta to allow Aung San Suu Kyi to travel back into Burma afterwards.

“I assume she will not leave Burma without it,” he says.

Although a high-level military source has alleged there were no conditions to her release, it is still unclear whether authorities will allow her to travel to Oslo at all.

Meanwhile, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was pleased about news of her release.

“She must be given all the freedoms she is entitled to, including the right to travel anywhere she wishes, and to talk with whomever she wants. A representative from our embassy in Bangkok is now in Yangon to follow developments. The Embassy is prepared to meet Aung San Suu Kyi at any time that suits her,” Minister Støre says in a press release.




Published on Sunday, 14th November, 2010 at 10:51 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 14th November 2010 at 11:04.

This post has the following tags: aung, san, suu, kyi, burma, nobel, peace, prize, thorbjoern, jagland, jonas, gahr, stoere, norway, foreign, minister.





  
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