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article imageSuu Kyi Detention Extended Pending Resolution of New Charges

By Leo Reyes     Jun 11, 2009 in Politics
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar will not gain freedom after 13 years in captivity as new charges are being filed against her for breach of her prison terms.
Aung San Suu Kyi will have to spend more time in prison after Myanmar’s ruling junta refused to release her after having served 13 years in jail for trying to bring democracy to her country.
Suu Kyi was scheduled to be released from detention about three weeks ago by the military rulers of Myanmar but her long awaited freedom did not happen as new charges were filed against her for breach of her prison terms.
The new charges came after John Yettaw, a former American military man swam into the lake by the house where she is being held on house arrest and gained entry to her detention center.
Yettaw said that his reason for getting into the house was to warn Suu Kyi of possible assassination by the regime just like her father who was shot dead in 1947. Her father was also a freedom fighter during his time.
Suu Kyi insists that she does not know Yettaw and did not know of his plans.
CNN news reports:
The trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to last another two weeks, her party said Thursday. Suu Kyi's lawyers will petition the country's Supreme Court to reinstate two defense witnesses. Prosecutors at the Nobel laureate's trial have allowed only one witness to take the stand.
The 53-year-old former U.S. military serviceman from Falcon, Missouri, testified repeatedly that God had sent him to Myanmar to protect Suu Kyi because he dreamed that a terrorist group would assassinate her
In the meantime, Myanmar’s military rulers have been under tremendous pressure from freedom loving nations to set free the Nobel peace prize laureate without pre-conditions.
Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace prize laureate who heads the National League for Democracy, should have ruled Myanmar as Prime Minister on account of her election victory 19 years ago but was not allowed to rule by Myanmar’s military regime.
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