Monks relieve isolation of Suu Kyi

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The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi relieved weeks of isolation by meeting Buddhist monks and members of her opposition party, though roadblocks continued to restrict access to her home.

The meetings came a day after Ms Suu Kyi left her home for the first time in four days, dampening speculation that she had been placed under house arrest by the military regime following a rare student protest. The government had denied the allegations.

The roadblocks on streets leading to Ms Suu Kyi's home continued to curtail her political activities. The barriers have prevented a party congress and the customary weekend rallies the Nobel Peace laureate holds before thousands of people each week. Rangoon - AP