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Suu Kyi home to 'house arrest'

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Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has returned home after three months in military detention

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(CNN) -- Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is recuperating at home following her discharge from a Yangon hospital, the Myanmar government said Friday in a written statement.

She is reported to be "100 percent healthy" after undergoing surgery a week ago for a gynecological condition at the privately run Asia Royal Hospital.

She will, however, remain under house arrest at her lakeside home in Yangon, according to her doctor, Tin Myo Wyn.

Suu Kyi, whose pro-democracy efforts earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, had been in military custody for more than three months following a clash on May 30 between her supporters and a group aligned with the ruling junta.

Her plight sparked international outrage and Western sanctions against the ruling regime, especially after U.S. reports last month that Suu Kyi was on a hunger strike to protest against her detention.

"Burmese authorities have full responsibility for her health, having placed her in so-called protective custody since a May 30 premeditated attack on her convoy," the U.S. State Department said on August 31.

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross who visited her in detention, however, said she was eating, was in "good health" and being held in "fair and decent conditions."

The Myanmar government said in its statement Friday that it "stands ready to provide and assist her with medical and humanitarian needs."

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won a sweeping victory in a general election in 1990, but Myanmar's military rulers refused to recognize the vote and held onto power.

-- Bangkok Bureau Chief Tom Mintier contributed to this report


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