From the BBC:
The military authorities in Burma have released the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
She has appeared in front of a crowd of her supporters who rushed to her house in Rangoon when nearby barricades were removed by the security forces.
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years.
For once, it’s difficult to disagree with David Cameron, who said her release has been “long overdue”, adding:
Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights.
You can read the BBC’s profile of her here.