Burma court rejects bid to restore Suu Kyi partyBy AP News Jan 28, 2011 4:24PM UTC
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s highest court has declined to hear a case filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was seeking to overturn the government’s dissolution of her political party.
Her lawyer Nyan Win says the Supreme Court rejected hearing the party’s appeal Friday. He says the court ruled there was no legal basis for it.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party lost its legal status last year after it failed to re-register in order to take part in general elections, complaining conditions set by the junta were unfair and undemocratic.
Suu Kyi’s lawyers claimed the move was unlawful because the new Election Commission has no right to dissolve parties that were registered under a different Election Commission in 1990.