Suu Kyi unhappy over continued guarding of her lakeside home

June 11th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Yangon (Myanmar), June 11 (ANI): Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, is dissatisfied that her lakeside home is still guarded by authorities despite her house arrest officially ending in May, The Telegraph quoted her lawyer, as saying.

The Nobel laureate, currently held in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, said friends had been denied access to her residence despite the fact that police told her in May that the house arrest had been cancelled.

The 63-year-old is on trial for breaching the terms of her house arrest following a bizarre incident in which a US man swam to the property in May. She faces up to five years in jail if convicted.

“She is not very satisfied,” said Nyan Win, one of her three lawyers and the spokesman for her National League for Democracy (NLD), after meeting with the opposition leader inside the prison on Wednesday.

Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the last 19 years in detention since Burma’s military junta refused to recognise the NLD’s landslide victory in the country’s last elections, in 1990.

She has spent most of that time in virtual isolation at her house, where the regime has allowed her visits from only a handful of people including her doctors and lawyers. (ANI)

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