Myanmar court to hear Suu Kyi appeal: Official

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Yangon, Dec 4: Myanmar's Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said on Friday, Dec 4.

"The Supreme Court decided to hear Aung San Suu Kyi's request. Lawyers have to present arguments before the court on Dec 21," the official said on condition of anonymity.

64-year-old, Suu Kyi was ordered to spend another 18 months in detention in Aug 2009 after being convicted over an incident in which a US man swam to her lakeside house.

A lower court rejected an initial appeal in Oct 2009.

Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), confirmed that the top court had agreed to hear the appeal but said he had no further details.

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