Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi greets a monk in December 2010 soon after her release from house arrest
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Aung San Suu Kyi 'sympathy' for China's Nobel winner

Burma's Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has offered "a hand of sympathy" to this year's winner, Liu Xiaobo from China.

Speaking in an interview with Claire Bolderson on BBC World Service Ms Suu Kyi said it was "very sad" that Liu Xiaobo will not be able to attend the award ceremony in Oslo on Friday.

Liu Xiaobo is in prison in China serving an 11 year sentence for subversion.

Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, and was unable to attend herself because she was under house arrest.

She began by describing how she first heard the news about her own award.

  • 09 Dec 2010