Aung San Suu Kyi move to house arrest from prison

HY News 27 July, 2023 03:36 pm IST

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The Military government in Myanmar may move ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi from prison to house arrest in the capital, Naypyitaw.

Aung San Suu Kyi was taken to a government building in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, prison sources told BBC Burmese. She'd spent a year in solitary confinement. The 78-year-old is serving a 33-year sentence, after being jailed in closed-door, military-run trials, newsagency Associated Press reported.

The newsagency cited an unidentified security official as saying the move was an act of clemency to prisoners as part of a religious ceremony due next week. There has been no public confirmation of her transfer from jail, but the move to house arrest could be a positive sign from the military authorities, who have faced numerous calls to release the country's democratically-elected leader.

The military has arranged a meeting between Ms Suu Kyi and T Khun Myat, the Speaker of the lower house of parliament, BBC Burmese reported. However, no details have been confirmed.

The Nobel laureate was under house arrest until June this year, when she was moved to solitary confinement in a prison in the country's capital.

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