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Aung San Suu Kyi, Son, Reunited After 10 Years Apart


Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds the hand of her younger son Kim Aris after his arrival at Rangoon airport, 23 Nov 2010

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds the hand of her younger son Kim Aris after his arrival at Rangoon airport, 23 Nov 2010

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reunited with her younger son for the first time in 10 years during an emotional scene at Rangoon airport.

The pro-democracy activist was waiting at the airport Tuesday morning when 33-year-old Kim Aris arrived on a flight from Thailand, where he had waited for two weeks for a visa. The two posed arm-in-arm for photographers and Aung San Suu Kyi said she was "very happy."

Also Tuesday, reports said Burma's Supreme Court has rejected Aung San Suu Kyi's attempt to restore the legal status of her political party. She filed the legal challenge a few days after being released from house arrest earlier this month.

Her party, the National League for Democracy, was disbanded after refusing to register for the November 7 election, Burma's first election in 20 years. The party was protesting a new law that prevented it from participating as long as Aung San Suu Kyi was a member.

The Nobel Peace laureate, who married and had her two children in Britain, has spent 15 of the last 21 years in prison or under house arrest.

Her older son, Alexander reportedly is living in the United States.

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