Today (Sunday) marks six months in detention for Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi with the country's military rulers showing no sign of releasing her.
The 1991 Nobel peace prize winner was detained on May 30th after a clash between her supporters and a pro-government mob in northern Burma.
Aung San Suu Kyi was initially held at a secret location before undergoing gynecological surgery at a hospital in September. She has since been confined to her lakeside home in the capital, Rangoon.
The United States and other countries have demanded her release.
But she reportedly told a United Nations human rights envoy (Paulo Sergio Pinhiro) that she will not accept freedom from house arrest until other members of her National League of Democracy party are set free.
Burmese authorities detained eight top NLD leaders after the clash in May. Five of those men were released last week.
But party chairman Aung Shwe and secretary U Lwin remain under house arrest, while party vice president Tin Oo is being held in Kalay prison in northern Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.