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Suu Kyi 'feisty and unharmed'

Protestors rally outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, calling for her release.
Protestors rally outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, calling for her release.

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BANGKOK, Thailand (CNN) -- U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail has met with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, and says she shows no signs of injury following clashes with a pro-government group.

"She did not have a scratch on here and was feisty as usual," Razali told reporters at the airport before leaving for Malaysia.

The meeting took place at a government guest house where officials said Suu Kyi was being held for her own protection.

Diplomats and members of Myanmar's opposition feared Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Laureate, may have been hurt in the clash between supporters and a pro-government group at the end of May.

Razali arrived in the country last Friday on a mission to have Suu Kyi released immediately from the custody of the government.

The U.S. State Department called the detention of Suu Kyi and members of her party "outrageous and unacceptable."

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan also called last week for Suu Kyi and her followers to be released immediately, saying Myanmar was at a "critical juncture" in its ongoing political transition.

According to the State Department, diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Yangon recently visited the site of the May 30 violent attack on Suu Kyi and her traveling party.

"Their findings indicate that there was a premeditated ambush on Aung San Suu Kyi's motorcade," State Department deputy spokesman Philip T. Reeker said in a written statement issued Thursday.

"Circumstances and reports from individuals in the region indicate that the attack was conducted by government-affiliated thugs.

Suu Kyi's party handily won a 1990 general election, but the military refused to let it take power.


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