Activists are marking the 12th year of detention for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a series of protests taking place in 12 cities. Campaigners are targeting Chinese embassies, as they say Beijing holds the key to Suu Kyi’s release. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been held by Burma’s military junta, mostly under house arrest, for 12 of the past 18 years. Meanwhile, Australia has announced sanctions against Burma’s rulers. (BBC)

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