Freed Myanmar democracy icon seeks to revive party

Last Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 14:34

Yangon: Myanmar`s pro-democracy
leader Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking to revive her political party following her release from house arrest last year.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is launching an appeal
to the Supreme Court to challenge a ruling by the military
regime that rendered her party defunct.

One of her lawyers, Nyan Win, said today that her
legal team was in the capital of Naypyitaw to submit the appeal.
Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy lost its legal
status because it failed to re-register in order to take part
in general elections last year. Party leaders said the
balloting would be neither free nor fair.
The party won a landslide victory in the previous
election in 1990 but was not allowed to take power by the
military.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 14:34

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