A British government minister has again called on Burma's military government to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her deputy, Tin Oo, from house arrest.
Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien said today (Friday) it is wrong for the Burmese military to keep both leaders under house arrest and prevent them from taking part in a constitutional convention that the government says is aimed at bringing democracy to the country.
Mr. O'Brien called on Burma to allow the leaders to participate in the constitutional process.
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is boycotting the constitutional convention, it part because the military government refuses to release her.
The Nobel laureate was taken into custody nearly a year ago following clashes between her supporters and a pro-government mob in northern Burma.