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Demonstrators Protest 10 Years Total House Arrest for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi

Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi say she has now spent a total of 10 years under house arrest.

Demonstrations were held Monday in front of United Nations buildings in New York City and the Netherlands, as well as outside the House of Commons in London.

The London-based Burma Campaign released a report highlighting what it called "the shameful record of the United Nations regarding Burma."

Burma Campaign is among several organizations calling on the U.N. Security Council to demand that Burma release Aung San Suu Kyi.

Her party, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory in 1990 elections. But Burma's military rulers have not allowed the party to take power and have detained its leader for several periods totaling a decade.