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
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
Win has said that only pleading
with the government will allow him access to his client, as her stated
release date draws closer.
he will submit yet another appeal to the junta’s Prime Minister General
Thein Sein for her release.
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
Win, earlier on March 13, sent the first appeal to Gen. Thein Sein but
did not receive any response.
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.
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.
27 May, Kyi Win will also request her release.
are only 48 days left of her detention. The authorities should try to be
nice and release her,” he said.
earlier she is released, the better."
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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