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Aung lawyer 'cautious about release'


Supporters of the detained Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, have been gathering again near her home in Rangoon. Her term of house arrest expires today and reports have suggested that she could be freed, although there has been no confirmation from the military government.

The authorities have increased security on the streets of Rangoon. But Aung's lawyer Jared Genser told the Today programme that he remained cautious.

"Practically speaking, she has had a number of opportunities to be out from under house arrest in prior years and nothing has changed," he told presenter James Naughtie.

"And I would say that in the last two years especially, in the run-up to the fraudulent elections that just took place this last weekend, we saw that the regime has not yielded one inch."

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