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    Suu Kyi reunited with son


    by ODN


    Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met her son Kim Aris in Rangoon after 11 years apart.

    Suu Kyi arrived at Rangoon International Airport early in the morning to pick up her son who arrived from Bangkok. Kim, now 33, last came here to see his mother in April 1999.

    Kim had arrived in Bangkok a few days before his mother was released from house arrest on November 13.

    One of her lawyers, Nyan Win, said Suu Kyi is thankful to authorities for granting her son a visa.

    Suu Kyi, 1991 Nobel laureate and daughter of assassinated national hero General Aung San, has been the leader for the fight for democracy in Burma. Her National League for Democracy, won the country's 1990 elections by a landslide but was never allowed to take up seats in parliament.

    She has been under some form of detention for 15 of the past 21 years until she was released earlier this month.