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Burmese Democracy Leader Said Recovering From Stomach Problems


Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is resting at her home in Rangoon after being treated at a hospital for a stomach illness.

A spokesman for her party, the National League for Democracy, tells reporters she was taken to the hospital Friday, but is now back at home. He said she was suffering from acute diarrhea.

The Burmese military confirmed that the pro-democracy leader has been sick. It has confined her to her home for much of the past two decades.

On Friday, the military leadership confirmed that Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest was extended in May for another year. The government said she remains a threat to the state.

The United States, Britain and several of Burma's neighbors in Southeast Asia have urged the military to release Aung San Suu Kyi and take steps toward political reconciliation in Burma.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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