Thursday, July 29, 2010

Suu Kyi: Election "absolutely unlikely" to be free and fair

Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi believes that the upcoming Burmese election is "absolutely unlikely" to be free and fair "because the election date has not been set and political parties will not have enough time to campaign."

she said this to Nyan Win, a senior official in the disbanded National League for Democracy, who met Suu Kyi on Tuesday.

He told The Irrawaddy magazine that her health is good and that they also discussed the appeal of the 18-month extension of her house arrest and renovation work that was needed on her home.

There has been speculation that she may be released before the election but so far there has been no confirmation.

In March, the NLD decided not to register as a political party for the 2010 election, saying that the election would not be free and fair.

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