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news - Lawyers Meet With Suu Kyi Over Appeal

september 11th, 2009

"Lawyers of Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday met with her and her two co-defenders to discuss the looming court appeal, due for 18 September.

Nyan Win, lawyer for Suu Kyi and spokesperson for the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, said the discussion centered mainly on finalising the appeal in time for the court hearing.

'Mainly we discussed on the amendments made in the final draft appeal…we cut and added some stuff,' he said.

'There are 11 points made in the appeal and we also discussed the legal facts about each one of them.'

Suu Kyi was sentenced in August to 18 months under house arrest following a visit by US citizen John Yettaw to her compound in May.

Lawyers have argued that the eight regulations of her new house arrest are stricter than before, with Suu Kyi denied access to her family doctor. Instead she will receive visits from a government doctor.

Nyan Win added that Suu Kyi had also given them other 'assignments' to work on but said that he was 'not allowed to talk about it before we start working on it.'

'Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health,' he said. 'She looked fresh and was even cracking jokes.'"

LINK: "Lawyers meet with Suu Kyi over appeal" (DVB)

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