Myanmar authorities arrest 20 Aung San Suu Kyi supportersMay 27th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by admin
Yangon,May 27 (DPA) Myanmar security personnel Tuesday arrested 20 supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they marched to her compound in Yangon to protest her five years of detention, eyewitnesses said. The protesters, members of the opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD) that is headed by Suu Kyi, were taken away in two vehicles before they could reach Suu Kyi’s Yangon home.
Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize laureate, has been under house arrest since May 30, 2003. Authorities were expected to extend her detention Tuesday.
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