YANGON, Myanmar — Lawyers for Myanmar democracy figure Aung San Suu Kyi say a court has rejected her final appeal of her house arrest.
The decision was expected, partly because Suu Kyi’s term of house arrest expires Saturday and there is wide speculation she will be freed.
Lawyer Nyan Win said today that the Special Appellate Bench in Naypyitaw posted its decision outside the court and provided no explanation.
Suu Kyi has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years.
A political colleague said yesterday that Suu Kyi had planned on helping to investigate charges of election fraud should she be released.
Her intention was announced a few hours before the release of the first official results from Sunday’s election, which showed that the country’s promilitary party was headed toward an expected sweeping victory.
Critics said the vote was rigged and poll fraud rampant.