버마 군사 정부가 민주화운동 지도자, 아웅산 수치여사의 가택연금시한을 연장했습니다.
버마 군사정부 관리들은 오늘 수치여사 집을 방문해 이같이 통고했으나, 가택연금 연장 기간이 6개월인지 일년인지는 아직 확인되지 않고 있습니다.
버마 정부의 이번 조치는 수치여사의 가택연금 시한이 오늘 자정을 기해 만료되기 몇 시간 앞서 나왔습니다.
62세의 수치여사는 지난 2003년 5월이후 줄곧 가택연금을 당해왔으며, 지금까지 모두 12년간을 가택연금 상태로 보냈습니다.
Burma's military leaders have extended the detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and arrested more than a dozen members of her political party.
Several Burmese officials visited the Nobel laureate's home today (Tuesday) to deliver the news of the extension. There are conflicting reports whether the term is for six months or a year.
The detention was renewed just hours before Aung San Suu Kyi's previous house arrest order was due to expire.
The 62-year-old opposition leader has been under house arrest continuously since May 2003, and for more than 12 of the last 18 years.
Earlier today, witnesses say riot police shoved at least 15 members of her National League for Democracy party into a truck when they attempted to march to her home in Rangoon.
The march began as the NLD held a ceremony to mark the anniversary of its victory in 1990 elections, a victory the ruling generals ignored. Six police trucks were stationed outside NLD headquarters today while plainclothes police stood watch from across the street.