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Myanmar high court dismisses pro-democracy lawsuits

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has dismissed lawsuits filed by the National League for Democracy (NLD) demanding that the governing military junta free detained opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and allow the NLD, which won parliamentary elections in 1990 but has yet to be allowed to seat a government, to reopen its offices. The high court threw out the suits Thursday, the same day they were filed, saying that they were not relevant under Burma's criminal code. Voice of America has more.

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