Australia has again urged Burma's military government to release democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi -- about one year to the day when she was detained.
Australia's minister for foreign affairs, Alexander Downer, said in a statement Monday there is no justification for keeping Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Mr. Downer said her release is a prerequisite for national reconciliation in Burma as outlined in its roadmap to democracy.
The Australian minister also called for the release of a top official from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, the National League for Democracy and all other political prisoners.
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Laureate, was taken into custody last year following clashes between her supporters and a pro-government supporters in northern Burma.
Information for this report is provided by AP.