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Suu Kyi to sue over party's dissolution

The detained pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi will try to sue the country's military rulers for dissolving her political party after it decided to boycott next month's election, her lawyer said.

Ms Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who is under house arrest for breaking an internal security law, told lawyers of her now-defunct National League for Democracy (NLD) party to file a lawsuit with the supreme court. "We will demand that the court declares that the NLD is still in existence," said her lawyer, Nyan Win.

Legal experts said the court was highly unlikely to accept the case and rule against the junta.