44 lawmakers from Taiwan - all women - have signed a petition urging Burma's military-backed government to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The signature drive, launched by ruling Democratic Progressive Party legislator Huang Shu-ying, is part of a global campaign calling for immediate and unconditional freedom for the Nobel Prize laureate.
Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past 17 years under house arrest. Her National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in 1990 elections, but the government has refused to recognize the results and has prevented the party from taking office.
Last month, Burmese rulers extended Aung San Suu Kyi's detention by another year, despite growing international pressure.