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Aung San Suu Kyi will receive an honorary degree today from Oxford University. She has returned to the city after more than 20 years. Members of the Burmese community in Oxford celebrated her arrival yesterday.
It's been 24 years in the making and, this evening, the Burmese democracy leader Aung Sann Suu Kyi returned to Oxford to be honoured by the university and city. Before her arrival, she gave a speech to students.
The Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Oxford later for the first time in 24 years.
The Nobel Laureate left her family in Oxford in 1988 to nurse her ill mother. It was a trip which started her non violent campaign for democracy and human rights. She refused to leave Burma even to say goodbye to her husband, the Oxford academic Michael Aris who died from cancer in 1999.