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Official: Daw Suu’s detention extended

May 27, 2008 (AP), Burma’s military government has renewed the detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

A government official said that Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention was officially extended on Tuesday afternoon. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.

It was not immediately clear if the extension was for six months or one year. The extension became official when an official drove to her house to inform her of it, he said.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been in detention continuously since May 2003, most of the time under house arrest.

She has been confined without trial for more than 12 of the past 18 years.

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