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    One of the world's most popular political prisoners and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on Saturday after 15 years by Myanmar authorities. Suu Kyi was released just a week after her country witnessed its first election in two decades.
    While Suu Kyi's supporters were pleased, they also reminded the world that she had been let go before, only to be detained again.
    The terms of her release are not clear. Was it unconditional is the big question?

    Suu Kyi has in the past warned she would never accept any conditions set by Myanmar's generals as the price for her freedom. But after so many years of incarceration could Suu Ki be preparing her partymen for a more pragmatic approach to the generals.
    India came out with a carefully worded statement on Suu Kyi's release.
    "Government of India welcomes the release. Release will lead to more inclusive approach to political reform. We hope this will be the beginning of process of reconciliation in Myanmar. Recent elections are imp step in the direction of national reconciliation. India have always encouraged this as a close neighbor of Myanmar we are confident that the release will contribute the efforts for more inclusive effort in political reforms," said External Affairs Minister SM Krishna in New Delhi on Saturday.
    Leaders from around the world also welcomed the news of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's release, calling her a symbol of peace.
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