John Yettaw, the American convicted in Myanmar of illegally entering the country to visit pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, left Thailand Wednesday, authorities and government officials said.
The White House criticized the sentencing of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 more months of house arrest Tuesday, joining a chorus of condemnation from figures ranging from the Dalai Lama to the U.N. secretary-general.
John William Yettaw, the American facing charges in Myanmar for visiting the compound of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has been admitted to hospital after suffering convulsions. Yettaw, 53, was admitted Monday night to Yangon General Hospital, according to staff
A verdict is expected Friday morning in the subversion trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, court officials said. All lawyers involved in the case finished closing arguments this week
The trial in Myanmar of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi drew closer to an end Friday with testimony from the last witness and the scheduling of closing arguments. After completing a seven-hour examination of Suu Kyi’s final defense witness, the court announced that closing arguments will be heard July 24. Nyan Win, Suu Kyi’s lawyer, said the legal team has finished drafting arguments, which totaled 18 pages.
Officials in Myanmar delayed the resumption of the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, a spokesman for her political party said. No reason was given. The delay is the latest in a string of postponements and comes as U.N
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Myanmar at the end of the week for talks that will include the detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations said
Myanmar’s highest court Wednesday granted an appeal for more witnesses from the country’s top opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial on charges of subversion. Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, said the court will hold a hearing Friday, which just happens to fall on the pro-democracy figure’s 64th birthday. The court is expected to set a date for when the appeal will be heard.
The global drumbeat against what is widely considered the unlawful detention of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar grew louder Wednesday with the launch of an online campaign to let supporters leave 64-word messages of support for her. The site, 64 for Aung San Suu Kyi (http://64forsuu.com), aims to collect as many messages as it can by June 19, when the pro-democracy advocate turns 64.
President Obama called Tuesday for the immediate and unconditional release of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on trial for subversion.