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American who visited Suu Kyi to be freed

The American man who swam across a lake to visit Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released on Sunday, according to a statement issued by U.S. Senator Jim Webb.

American John Yettaw had been sentenced to seven years hard labour by Burma's military government.

"I am grateful to the Myanmar (Burma) government for honoring these requests," said Senator Webb who is visiting Burma and sought Yettaw's release.

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