From BBC News:
Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed a large crowd of her supporters, a day after her release from house arrest.
"The basis of democratic freedom is freedom of speech," she said at her party's offices, Reuters reports.
Ms Suu Kyi was allowed to leave her Rangoon house when her sentence expired on Saturday. She had been detained for most of the past two decades.
World leaders and human rights groups have reacted with joy at her release.