British Prime Minister David Cameron said the release on Saturday of Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was "long overdue", branding her detention a "travesty".
"This is long overdue. Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration for all of us who believe in freedom of speech, democracy and human rights," Cameron said in a brief statement.
"Her detention was a travesty, designed only to silence the voice of the Burmese people. Freedom is Aung San Suu Kyi's right. The Burmese regime must now uphold it."