Suu Kyi originally filed the suit in November and April [JURIST reports], but both claims were dismissed. She had asked the court to annul the part of the election law that bars political prisoners [JURIST report] from participating in elections and also to establish a parliament of lawmakers who won in the 1990 elections. The dissolution of the party was seen as political move by the military government in order to keep the NLD from participating in Myanmar's 2010 elections, the first in 20 years. Suu Kyi was released [JURIST report] following the controversial elections [JURIST report] last November after almost eight years of house arrest. Her release came days after the Myanmar Supreme Court rejected an appeal [JURIST report] challenging the conditions of her house arrest.
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