Aung San Suu Kyi: shut out, again - Macleans.ca

Aung San Suu Kyi: shut out, again

Opposition leader barred from upcoming elections in Myanmar

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Officials in Myanmar have announced that Aung San Suu Kyi—the opposition leader, and Nobel laureate, who has been detained for 14 of the last 20 years—will not be permitted to run in the upcoming national elections. According to the new Political Parties Registration Law, anyone who has been convicted in a court of law is excluded from running for office. Suu Kyi was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest last August, after briefly sheltering an American man who swam across the lake to her home. The exact date of the election has not been announced.

CBC News

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