On November 13, 2010, the Myanmar Police Force released Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, ending her almost eight years under house arrest. Her detention by the Myanmar junta had been widely decried by the international community. Suu Kyi's release came two days after the Myanmar Supreme Court rejected an appeal challenging the conditions of her house arrest, and five days after Suu Kyi was prevented from participating in nationwide elections. Suu Kyi gained prominence in Myanmar as the leader of the opposition party, National League for Democracy (NLD), in Myanmar.
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