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'Suu Kyi granted meeting with lawyer'

Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, a party spokesman said.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2008 16:16 IST

Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, a spokesman for her party said on Sunday.

"Last Friday (August 8), The Lady met with her lawyer U Kyi Win from 1pm to 3pm (local time) regarding her detention," said Nyan Win, National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman, referring to Aung San Suu Kyi.

"This is the first such meeting since 2004," he added.

The surprise meeting at her lakeside Yangon home came a day after the new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintana left the country after his first visit.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for most of the last 19 years.