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U.S. Department of State 
96/11/09 Statement: Attack on Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 
Office of the Spokesman 
 
 
 
Press Statement by Nicholas Burns/Spokesman 
November 9, 1996 
 
 
 
                  Attack on Burma‚s Aung San Suu Kyi 
 
 
 
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the democratic opposition in Burma, was  
brutally harassed on Saturday, November 9.  While on her way to address  
her supporters, her car was attacked by thugs wielding chains and knives  
and equipped with walkie-talkies.  After that attack she asked her  
supporters to disperse.  Her car was attacked a second time as she was  
leaving the scene.  Her car was seriously damaged.  Thankfully, she  
herself escaped serious injury. 
 
The United States is outraged by this attack, which took place under  
circumstances which are, to say the least, extremely disturbing. 
 
We call on the SLORC, which rules Burma, to punish those responsible for  
this attack, to take every possible means to assure the safety of Aung  
San Suu Kyi and to prevent such attacks in the future. 
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