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Key Aide to Suu Kyi Is Moved to House Arrest

February 15, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Myanmar opposition figure Tin Oo, a key advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi, has been moved to house arrest in his Yangon home after being jailed since May, a government official said.

Tin Oo, 77, vice chairman of the National League for Democracy, is the latest opposition official to be freed from jail since a clash between Suu Kyi's followers and government supporters May 30.

He was not injured in the violence, but NLD officials believe his health has deteriorated while in jail hundreds of miles northwest of Yangon, the capital.

Suu Kyi is also under house arrest.

The NLD won elections in 1990 but was prevented from taking power by the military.

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