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Another year of house arrest for Myanmar opposition leader

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Another year of house arrest for Myanmar opposition leader

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Myanmar’s opposition leader has been given another year under house arrest, it is claimed. The ruling military regime in the former Burma has reportedly informed Aung San Suu Kyi her period of detention has been extended by twelve months.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner heads the National League for Democracy which won a landslide election victory in 1990 but which was denied power by the army. Suu Kyi has spent around 10 of the last 15 years either in prison or under house arrest. Early next month the government will restart efforts to draw up a new constitution under what it calls a “roadmap to democracy”. The opposition has dismissed the process as a sham and is refusing to take part.