The Staggers 23 November 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi reunited with son after 10 years Younger son of Burma's democracy leader granted a visa for first time in a decade. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Burma's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been reuinted with her younger son, Kim Aris, for the first time in a decade. The photograph above shows the two leaving Rangoon airport after he arrived from Thailand, where he has been waiting for a visa. Since he last saw his mother, in 2000, he has repeatedly been denied a visa. It has also been a decade since she saw her older son, Alexander, and she has grandchildren she has never met. This appears to be a significant relaxation for the military junta, who released Suu Kyi from house arrest on 13 November, less than a week after elections were held. However, reports say that they are keeping a close eye on everything she does and says -- a fact of which she is acutely aware. It is thought that if Suu Kyi ever left Burma, she would never be allowed to return. › The Twitter Joke Trial carries on Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!