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Burmese Democracy Icon Meets with Junta Official


Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with a senior official of country's ruling military government in the main city of Rangoon.

Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home Friday for the one hour meeting with Burmese official Aung Kyi at a nearby government facility. It was the fourth meeting between the two since September, when the military launched a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, and the first since mid-November.

The United Nations says at least 31 people were killed in the crackdown, which triggered international outrage against the military government.

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has spent 12 of the last 18 years under some form of detention.

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

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