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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Burma Stalls Release

BANGKOK () -- Hopes for the imminent release of Burmese dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi faded as the Rangoon junta said she would be freed only when a constitution now being written is complete.

Rangoon-based diplomats said Friday it could take three years before the drawn-out constitutional process reaches a conclusion. Suu Kyi emerged as a charismatic leader of a pro-democracy uprising that swept Burma in 1988 and was only put down by the military with the deaths of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people