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Suu Kyi Meets Cambodian Opposition Leader

11 March 2013

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy in Rangoon on Saturday to discuss their parallel struggles for democracy, AFP reports. Rainsy heads the Cambodia National Rescue Party but lives in self-imposed exile in France. He faces 11 years in prison if he returns after being convicted. Critics say Cambodian strongman Hun Sen arranged for the politically motivated charges. Suu Kyi spent decades under house arrest under the previous military government. “He met with Ang San Suu Kyi and shared the experience in their struggle for democracy and how to push for free and fair elections for the two countries,” Yim Sovann, spokesman for Rainsy’s party told AFP.