The trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was delayed again Friday and will resume in late June, court officials said.
Closing arguments in the trial were originally scheduled for June 5 and had been rescheduled for Friday. But on Friday, a judge said the trial at Insean Prison, where Suu Kyi is being held, near Yangon will be adjourned until June 26. Prosecutors say Suu Kyi, who turns 64 on June 19, violated her house arrest by offering temporary shelter to American John William Yettaw, who swam to her lakeside home May 3. Suu Kyi said she doesn’t know Yettaw, didn’t know of his plans and denies she did anything wrong. Suu Kyi is charged with subversion. 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. If convicted, Suu Kyi could receive a sentence of up to five years in prison.
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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.