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Burma Evicts AIDS Patients After Aung San Suu Kyi Visit


Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves her National League for Democracy party's headquarters on 22 Nov. 2010, in Rangoon.

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves her National League for Democracy party's headquarters on 22 Nov. 2010, in Rangoon.

Burmese officials have ordered about 80 HIV patients and staff to leave a care home in Rangoon after a visit there by democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The official reason given for the eviction was that the home, a wooden shelter operated by Phyu Phyu Tin, a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, was in violation of Burmese law.

The eviction order came a day after Aung San Suu Kyi visited the clinic and called for more medical assistance for the shelter's residents, which include children. The Nobel laureate visited the clinic four days after she was freed from seven years of house arrest, when she pledged a "peaceful revolution" while seeking dialogue with the ruling generals.

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