The Myanmar court trying opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi heard testimony Wednesday from the man who swam to her house, sparking her trial on subversion charges.
Myanmar’s military junta said Tuesday that the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi does not expire for six more months. And though the government considered releasing her at the end of the term, it said it did not have a choice but to put her on trial after she met with an American visitor in her home.
Myanmar’s government once again barred diplomats and journalists from the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, after allowing them in for just one day. About 20 diplomats and 10 journalists were permitted by the country’s military junta to view the proceedings Wednesday, which lasted just over an hour. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being tried on allegations of subversion.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who recently swam to her lakeside home are scheduled to stand trial Monday. John Yettaw is charged with immigration violations and trespassing into a restrictive area, charges that carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison. He is accused of staying overnight in Suu Kyi’s lakeside home earlier this month, violating the conditions of her house arrest, according to the country’s ruling military junta, which rarely grants her visitors