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Burma's Pro-Democracy Party Asks to Meet Aung San Suu Kyi

Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition democracy party in Burma have sent a letter to the country's military leaders asking for permission to meet with the detained Nobel laureate.

National League for Democracy party chairman Aung Shwe told reporters Saturday that it has been three years since Aung San Suu Kyi's party members met with her.

Aung Shwe said party members want to meet her to discuss appealing her detention, which was extended for another year late last month.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 18 years under detention or house arrest. Her National League for Democracy won free elections in 1990, but the military-led government has never recognized the results of the election.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.