Suu Kyi seeking to revive opposition Burmese partyBy ANI
Thursday, January 13, 2011
LONDON - Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking to revive her political party in military-run Burma through an appeal to the country’s Supreme Court.
Her appeal is against a ruling that upheld its banning, her lawyers have said.
Suu Kyi, who was freed from house arrest in November, has sent her team of lawyers to the capital of Naypyitaw to submit the appeal, the Daily Express quoted one of the lawyers, Nyan Win, as saying.
A similar appeal in November to restore the National League for Democracy was dismissed.
The party lost its legal status because it failed to re-register in order to take part in general elections that month, claiming the balloting would be neither free nor fair.
The elections were won by a party close to the ruling military junta, and the opening session of the new Parliament is scheduled for January 31.
The legal move appears to be largely symbolic, since Burma’s courts invariably adhere to the junta’s policies, especially on political matters.
Previous appeals by Ms Suu Kyi to the courts, on matters such as her detention, have been shunted aside or dismissed. (ANI)