Skip to comments.Myanmar (Burma) extends Suu Kyi house arrest
Posted on 11/29/2004 10:19:47 AM PST by knighthawk
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been told by police she is being held under house arrest under a law which allows for such detention for up to a year, an opposition spokesman says.
U Lwin, spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, said on Monday that police visited her lakeside villa in Yangon, where she has been under house arrest since September 26, to tell her the detention had been extended.
No details were available beyond the legal code under which she can be kept under house arrest for 12 months, but U Lwin said the NLD took it to mean she could be confined to her home until September 2005.
Well so much for Myanmar's new found pledge for democracy.
It was nice while it lasted.
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