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Preparations under way for Suu Kyi's release: Myanmar

Security preparations are under way for the expected release of Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the next few days, officials in the military-ruled country said today.

world Updated: Nov 10, 2010 10:53 IST

Security preparations are under way for the expected release of Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the next few days, officials in the military-ruled country said on Wednesday.



"We haven't got any instruction from superiors for her release yet. But we are preparing security plans for November 13," a government official told AFP on condition of anonymity.



Suu Kyi, who has spent most of the past two decades locked up, had her detention extended by 18 months in August last year over a bizarre incident in which an American man swam uninvited to her lakeside home.



Her lawyers say the current period of detention started with her imprisonment on May 14 last year and they expect her to be freed on Saturday.



Another official, who also did not want to be named, said: "We don't have the order yet. It will be at the last minute."