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'Myanmar certain to release Suu Kyi'

Myanmar's junta is certain to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the next few days, officials in the military-ruled country said today, in the wake of a controversial election.

world Updated: Nov 12, 2010 10:02 IST

Myanmar's junta is certain to release detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the next few days, officials in the military-ruled country said on Friday, in the wake of a controversial election.

"The authorities will release her. It is certain," said a government official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Lawyers for the 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has spent much of the past two decades locked up, say her current term of house arrest is due to end on Saturday.

"She will be released for sure as planned," said another government official who also declined to be named. "We are just waiting for the time to release her."