Tutu leans on Burmese junta

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BANGKOK (Reuter) - The South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said yesterday that the international pressure on Burma's ruling junta for the freeing of dissident fellow prize- winner Aung San Suu Kyi was bound to succeed.

'We know, ultimately, it's going to succeed,' said Archbishop Tutu, who won the Nobel prize in 1984 for his fight against South Africa's apartheid system. He is one of seven Nobel laureates due in Thailand for talks and a trip to the Burmese border to highlight the plight of Ms Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest in Rangoon.

'I know the importance of pressure from the international community,' Archbishop Tutu said. 'We want it (this campaign) to achieve the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.'