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Suu Kyi's son seeks Myanmar visit

By the CNN Wire Staff
People walk into the National League for Democracy (NLD) office past portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Nov 4, 2010.
People walk into the National League for Democracy (NLD) office past portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on Nov 4, 2010.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Suu Kyi's attorney says mother and son have not met since 2000
  • The Nobel laureate is under house arrest in Myanmar
  • The country's military has said she will be released on November 13
  • This month, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is slated to hold elections

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) -- Aung San Suu Kyi's son is trying to get a visa to meet his mother in Myanmar, the Nobel laureate's attorney said.

The son, Kim Aris, is in Bangkok and hoping to travel to visit his mother, according to attorney Nyan Win.

The last time he saw her was in 2000, when he spent about two weeks with her, the attorney said.

Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, is under house arrest in Myanmar and has spent most of the past 20 years under house arrest or in prison.

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Myanmar's military has said it will release her on November 13, just days after the country's first election in two decades.

Suu Kyi says she will not vote in the elections.

Additionally, Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, which won a landslide victory in 1990 but was not allowed to take power when the military nullified the vote, is boycotting the vote.

It was disbanded by the junta earlier this year when its insistence on keeping Suu Kyi on its rolls barred it from registering for the election.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been under military rule since 1962. Critics say the coming elections aim to create a facade of democracy.

The country needs to show the world that its November elections are credible by releasing Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

CNN's Kocha Olarn contributed to this report.