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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Myanmar high court rejected Suu Kyi house arrest appeal
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On February 26, 2010, the Myanmar Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against an 18-month extension of her house arrest. Suu Kyi eventually appealed her detention before Myanmar's Supreme Court a second time, as well as challenged the dissolution her opposition party, the National League for Democracy, under a law that forbids political prisoners from participating in elections. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, had spent most of the last 20 years in some form of incarceration before her release from house arrest in November.

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