The United Nations' envoy to Burma met briefly today with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations, reports AP. The UN representative first met with leaders of the military junta, which continued to lock down the nation's largest cities in the wake of violent reprisals that killed at least 10 protesters.
Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 12 years, was allowed to leave home for the 90-minute meeting. Details were not immediately revealed. The talks were part of UN effort to end the confrontations between the junta and the pro-democracy opposition, but the organization has had little luck in the past bringing about a reconciliation between the two sides.