May 25, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
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 ...[read more]
November 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Myanmar announced on Wednesday that it has freed 452 prisoners ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama. Myanmar's state-run media reported that the government has released the prisoners on humanitarian grounds and as a goodwill gesture by the nation. However, Myanmar's main opposition party... ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Myanmar government announced Tuesday that the political party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be allowed to register for the next elections. Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD) decided last month to reenter politics after boycotting last year's elections in which Suu Kyi ...[read more]
September 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 4, 2009, the Divisional Court in Rangoon agreed to hear an appeal of pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi's conviction for violating Myanmar security laws. The case stemmed from Suu Kyi allowing an American, John Yettaw, to stay in her home while she was under house arrest. Her ...[read more]
January 28, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
The Myanmar Special Appellant Court dismissed an appeal Friday filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenging the government's dissolution of her National League of Democracy (NLD). The dismissal effectively exhausts Suu Kyi's ability to appeal and bars her from official political ...[read more]
November 22, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The Myanmar Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Monday filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenging the government's dissolution of her National League of Democracy (NLD), according to unnamed government officials. The court has not announced why the suit was dismissed. Suu Kyi filed ...[read more]
November 17, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed a petition with Myanmar's High Court on Tuesday seeking to reinstate her opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). Myanmar's military government formally abolished the NLD in May for failing to register for elections, which took place ...[read more]
October 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Tuesday in Myanmar's Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under a controversial election law. Suu Kyi is asking the court to annul the part of the election law that bars political ...[read more]
April 29, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, filed suit Thursday in Myanmar's Supreme Court to stop the dissolution of her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under a controversial election law. Suu Kyi is asking the court to annul the part of the election law that bars political prisoner... ...[read more]
April 29, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, filed suit Thursday in Myanmar's Supreme Court to stop the dissolution of her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under a controversial election law. Suu Kyi is asking the court to annul the part of the election law that bars political prisoner... ...[read more]

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