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article imageSupreme court in Burma rejects Aung San Suu Kyi appeal

By Alex Harrison     Feb 26, 2010 in Politics
The latest appeal by Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to overturn a sentence of 18 months house arrest has been denied by the Supreme court in Burma.
“The Supreme Court rejected our arguments against the sentences of Daw Suu and two of her inmates,” said Suu Kyi´s lawyer, Nyan Win. He went on to confirm that they will make one final appeal in the next few days.
Suu Kyi was sentenced last August after supposedly breaking the terms of her house arrest after American John Yettaw sneaked into her house uninvited and stayed 2 days after claiming he was too ill to leave. Yettaw was later sentenced to 7 years but his release was secured in August by US senator James Webb.
The decision will hardly come as a surprise to many analysts who consider this part of the military´s plan to keep Ms Suu Ski under house arrest until after the planned elections, due to take place later on in 2010. International representatives from Australian, France and Great Britain and the United States were present to hear the verdict but declined to make immdiate comment.
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