JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Myanmar extended house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi
Adiah Oreyomi at 12:00 AM ET

On May 25, 2007, the military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At the time, Suu Kyi had spent 15 of 21 years in her political career under house arrest for alleged violations of an anti-subversion law. She was released on November 13, 2010. Since then, Suu Kyi has received many high honors from the US and Canada for her role in helping to promote democracy. On April 1, 2012, her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won 43 of the 45 vacant seats in the lower house.

Flag of Myanmar

Learn more about Myanmar from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2013


 Khrushchev orders removal of USSR missiles from Cuba
October 28, 2016

 Volstead Act passed establishing Prohibition
October 28, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org