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Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer Kyi Win ,   is planning to send another letter to the Burmese prime minister requesting permission to see his detained client and urging authorities to consider previous appeals.


After the Depayin massacre, Kyi Win was allowed to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi five times. Restrictions on his access to her have since gradually tightened.


Kyi Win  has said that only pleading with the government will allow him access to his client, as her stated release date draws closer.

said he will submit yet another appeal   to the junta’s Prime Minister General Thein Sein for her release.


Kyi Win said the appeal will be similar to the earlier ones, which will include a legal review of Suu Kyi’s detention and to allow him a meeting with her.“I will be appealing again, as only 48 days remain for her to complete six years in detention,” Kyi Win said, calculating from May 27, 2008, when Burma’s ruling generals announced an extension of her house arrest.

Kyi Win, earlier on March 13, sent the first appeal to Gen. Thein Sein but did not receive any response.


Aung San Suu Kyi was first placed under house arrest after the 1990 elections in which her National League for Democracy party won a resounding victory.  She has spent 13 of the last 19 years in detention.

She was imprisoned in 2003 following the Depayin massacre, when soldiers opened fire on a convoy she was traveling in, killing 70 NLD supporters. Her detention has been continuously extended since. Her latest stint will reach its six-year mark on 27 May.

On 27 May, Kyi Win will also request her release.

"There are only 48 days left of her detention. The authorities should try to be nice and release her,” he said.

“The earlier she is released, the better."


The United Nations Working Committee of Arbitrary detention has declared that Suu Kyi’s detention was not only violating international law but is against the Burmese law itself.







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