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Daw Suu's appeal finalised

Sep 22, 2008 (DVB), Detained National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her house arrest is to be submitted to Naypyidaw early this week, the NLD information wing said.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has had several meetings with her lawyer, U Kyi Win, in recent weeks to finalise the details of the appeal.

NLD spokesperson U Nyan Win said this was the first appeal for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi during the more than five years of her current term of house arrest.

"There are a lot of reasons why Daw Suu's house arrest is not according to the law," Nyan Win said.

"The appeal states that the extension of house arrest and also the order to put her under house arrest in the first place did not have legal grounds," he said.

"If everything is dealt with according to the law, then Daw Suu should be released."

Lawyer U Hla Myo Myint, assistant to U Kyi Win, will be travelling to Naypyidaw to submit the appeal directly to ministers.

U Kyi Win could not be reached for comment.

Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw


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