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Aung San Suu Kyi Appeals House Arrest


Burma's detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appealed to the ruling military against her home confinement.

A spokesman for her National League for Democracy says the appeal was sent by the party to the cabinet.

Aung San Suu Kyi approved the final draft of her legal appeal during a meeting with her lawyer Kyi Win in September.

Last month, the military government released 9,000 prisoners, including ten political prisoners in an amnesty ahead of elections planned for 2010.

The NLD won a landslide victory in 1990 elections, but the military refused to acknowledge the win.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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