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Daw Suu receives visits from lawyer and doctor

Aug 18, 2008 (DVB), Detained opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed another meeting yesterday with her lawyer, Kyi Win, which lasted for about two hours.

Kyi Win said they had mainly discussed getting photocopies of official documents and her house arrest order, which would be necessary for submitting her appeal.

He said he would need to have more meetings with his client to finalise her appeal letter which would then be reviewed and sent to Naypyidaw.

Kyi Win also said he met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s family doctor, Dr Tin Myo Win, who arrived at her house as the lawyer was leaving.

The last time Dr Tin Myo Win was allowed to visit Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was in January 2008.

Kyi Win said he had also raised the possibility with the authorities of having the family of Daw Khin Khin Win, who has been doing housework and cooking for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to come in and out of her house freely.

Analysts have suggested that the government's willingness to allow these visits to the detained National League for Democracy leader is intended to create a positive impression for United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, who arrives in Burma today.

Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw


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