Friday, January 28, 2011

Supreme Court dismisses NLD appeal against dissolution

Friday, 28 January 2011 13:56 Thel Thel

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burma’s Supreme Court in Naypyidaw on Friday dismissed the National League for Democracy’s second appeal against the dissolution of the party for failing to register prior to last year’s election.

On January 13, the court agreed to hear a special appeal, which was heard on Monday.

Kyaw Hoe, one of the NLD lawyers, said there is still one more chance for the NLD, if it files a final appeal with the court’s Chief Justice.

However, Kyaw Hoe said, ‘We haven’t decided whether we will lodge the final appeal or not’.

The NLD decided not to re-register as a political party in protest against the recent general elections, which it said was unfair and undemocratic. As a result, the Union Election Commission (UEC) officially declared the NLD dissolved on September 14, 2010.

On November 22, 2010, the Supreme Court dismissed the first appeal and later dismissed a second special appeal.

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