The U.S. Government has expressed disappointment over the extension of the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi's political party said Monday that Burma's military government had extended her detention for another year.
A spokesman for the National League for Democracy (Monday) said government officials informed Aung San Suu Kyi about the extension on Saturday.
The U.S. State Department said it is "deeply disappointed" that Burma continues to ignore international calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in the country. It issued a new call for their immediate and unconditional release.
The Nobel peace laureate has been under house arrest since May of 2003, following a clash between her supporters and a pro-government mob.