Suu Kyi's detention extended

YANGON: The detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been told she will be held under house arrest for another year, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy party said on Monday. The NLD spokesman, U Lwin, said the party confirmed over the weekend that Ms. Suu Kyi had been told her detention would be extended. He did not give further details of the order or how he learned of it. Ms. Suu Kyi's telephone has been disconnected, and party leaders have not been allowed to visit her since May. Ms. Suu Kyi was taken into custody in May last year while travelling in northern Myanmar after her motorcade was attacked by a pro-junta mob. She was held first by the military, then transferred to house arrest in September last year.


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