Armed police, drove Suu Kyi and two women who live with her from their lakeside villa to Insein Prison.
RANGOON — Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken by armed escort Thursday to a prison compound where she will be tried in connection with the intrusion of an American man who sneaked into her compound, her lawyer said.
Such a trial could justify another extension of Suu Kyi’s yearslong detention, which officially ends May 27. In the past the junta—which regards the Nobel Peace laureate as the biggest threat to their rule—has found reasons to extend her periods of house arrest, which international jurors say is illegal even under Burma’s own law.
|Supporters of Burma’s detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wave towards her house (right, with red roof) at Inya Lake in Rangoon. (Photo: AFP)|
It was not immediately clear what accusation she faced, but Burmese exile groups said she was likely to be charged under a catchall public security law and could face a prison term of up to seven years.
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BBC Update with Video http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8049187.stm Activist Debbie Stothard said people had died in the prison where Suu Kyi was taken
Audio: Burma’s Suu Kyi arrest ‘a set up’
Local USA TV News just broke Story about swimmer in Burma 8:36 PM
That the Embassy has spoken to the guy, Mr. Yethaw from Falcon, MO. After swimming one mile in lake. They will talk more about it tomorrow.
Ozarks Man Jailed for Visiting in Southeast Asian Opposition Leader By KSPR News
A man from the Ozarks is under arrest halfway around the world accused of sneaking into an opposition leader’s home.
The international incident links the Ozarks with Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma in southeast Asia.
John William Yettaw, who is from Falcon, Missouri, in Laclede county, is accused of swimming more than a mile to get into the home of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The opposition political leader has been detained in her home for 13 of the past 19 years.
Myanmar’s military-ruled government is hostile to Suu Kyi’s democracy movement.
According to news reports someone from the U.S. Embassy has spoken with Yettaw.
The Falcon man made a previous visit to Myanmar.
KSPR will have more on this story tomorrow (5-14).
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