Aung San Suu Kyi meets legal team refuses comment on Ban visit

by Myint Maung
Thursday, 09 July 2009 20:30

New Delhi (mizzima)- Burma’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has refused to comment on the just concluded visit of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, after she was briefed by her legal team, who met her on Wednesday.

Three members of the democracy icon’s legal team on Wednesday met the detained Nobel Peace Laureate in Rangoon’s Insein prison to discuss preparations for the final argument of her trial. During the meeting, the legal team briefed her on the details of the visit by the UN Chief.

Nyan Win, a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team and spokesperson for her party said, “We briefed her about the visit of Ban Ki-moon. I told her of the meeting between the NLD Central Executive Committee members with Ban Ki-moon but she did not make any comment.”

Four CEC members of the NLD on July 3 met the visiting UN Chief for a mere 10 minutes and were able to highlight the party’s stand and aspirations.

The NLD urged Ban to call on the junta to release party leader Aung San Suu Kyi and those of other political parties, to kick-start the process of national reconciliation, recognise the 1990 election results, and to review the 2008 constitution.

The world body chief, during his visit, requested a meeting with detained Aung San Suu Kyi but it was turned down by Snr. Gen Than Shwe.

Nyan Win said, on Wednesday he along with two of Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers – Kyi Win and Khin Htay Kywe – were allowed to meet her for about two hours in Insein prison to discuss the preparations for the final argument of her case.

“We have drafted an 18-page final argument and shown it to Aung San Suu Kyi. We will have to discuss it later. We met her to discuss the final argument and she has approved the draft we have prepared,” Nyan Win said.

The district court in Insein prison has fixed July 10, for the hearing of one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s witness Khin Moe Moe.

Khin Moh Moh along with veteran journalist Win Tin and NLD vice-chairman Tin Oo were rejected by the district court as defence witnesses. But following appeals by the defence team, Khin Moh Moh was reinstated as a defence witness. But the divisional court as well as the high court continued to reject Win Tin and Tin Oo.

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