Lawyer appeals to PM to meet Suu Kyi

New Delhi (Mizzima) – Burmese democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer U Kyi Win is submitting an appeal to the Prime Minister Gen. Thein Sein requesting a meeting with his client.

“After our previous appeal was dismissed at the Police Special Branch level, we are submitting an appeal to the PM who is the Chief of the Appeal Authority. We will submit the appeal within a few days to the PM providing all reasons and effects,” U Kyi Win said.

Though he had requested the Rangoon Police Special Branch to let him meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 10 days ago, his attempt was not successful.

“The first point is to report to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that we have submitted an appeal for her on 9 October 2008 at Naypyitaw (the new capital city). We must meet her and let her know whether it has been accepted or not. The second point is ‘convening the court’ in accordance with the ‘Tatmadaw (Armed Forces) Act’. We have not yet reached that stage. We have to meet Daw Suu and report to her on these points,” U Kyi Win said.

The leader of the ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) submitted her appeal through her lawyer U Kyi Win to Naypyitaw on October 9 last year objecting against over-detention beyond the limit set by the law. She is under house arrest for over 13 of the last 20 years.

Though the NLD (Liberated Area) said that her appeal was dismissed by the junta, her lawyer U Kyi Win said that the junta has not got back to him yet on the appeal.

“If the authorities really reject this appeal, they must inform either Daw Aung San Suu Kyi directly or to me as I went to Naypyitaw and submitted the appeal. But I can’t understand the rumors now being circulated among the people,” he said.

U Kyi Win said that he hoped he would get a serious response from the Appeal Committee led by PM Gen. Thein Sein for letting him meet his client.

Lawyer U Kyi Win met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on September 11 last year for the last time.

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