Democracy Activist to Get Day in Court in Myanmar
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
After a Kafkaesque series of house arrests, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will have her day in court. The Supreme Court in Myanmar has finally agreed to hear an appeal against her most recent detention. —JCL
Myanmar’s Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal against the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was sentenced in August to a further 18 months in detention for breaking a security law.
No date was set to hear the appeal, although Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Nyan Win, said he expected to present the case within a month.
The Nobel laureate was sentenced to three years in prison last August for allowing an American intruder to stay at her lakeside residence for two nights
The court said that broke a law protecting the army-ruled state from “subversive elements” and breached the terms of her house arrest.
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A Lego form honors Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate.