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Myanmar/Burma / Mystery Man / DiFranco Interview #932561

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 15, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The arrest in Myanmar of an American man, John Yettaw††, for trying to reach Aung San Suu Chi, who has been under house arrest for two decades, featured; scenes shown of her house in Burma; details given of the questions about how Yettaw got there & why. [Amnesty International T. KUMAR†- says the government tries to find an excuse to lock her up & it is using the incident against her.] [Yettaw's neighbor Mike ASSEL†- talks about Yettaw.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with musician Ani DiFranco about Aung San Suu Kyi. [DiFRANCO - compares her situation to that of former South African President Nelson Mandela; talks about how the military dictatorship just arrested her after an election; explains how she got involved in Aung San Suu Kyi's cause.]

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