Myanmar's Suu Kyi hits out over guarded home
MYANMAR: Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is dissatisfied
that her lakeside home is still guarded by authorities despite her house
arrest officially ending in May, a lawyer said Thursday.
The Nobel laureate, currently held in Yangon's notorious Insein
prison, said friends had been denied access to her residence despite the
fact that police told her in May that the house arrest had been
The 63-year-old is on trial for breaching the terms of her house
arrest following a bizarre incident in which a US man swam to the
property in May. She faces up to five years in jail if convicted. "She
is not very satisfied," said Nyan Win, one of her three lawyers and the
spokesman for her National League for Democracy (NLD), after meeting
with the opposition leader inside the prison on Wednesday.
"She said that her house arrest ended on May 26, but her friends are
not allowed to go into her house for cleaning. Security staff said they
are still waiting for permission from their superiors," Nyan Win told
AFP. Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the last 19 years in detention
since Myanmar's military junta refused to recognise the NLD's landslide
victory in the country's last elections, in 1990.