VOA Burmese Blog

October 8, 2010

Burmese Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Democracy Leader

– VOA News

 

Burma’s Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new appeal from democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her latest house arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted in August 2009 of violating the terms of her last house arrest when she allowed an American man to stay at her lakeside Rangoon house after he swam there uninvited.

A court sentenced the Nobel Peace Prize winner to three years in hard labor, but it was commuted to another 18 months under house arrest by regime leader General Than Shwe.

The court says it will hear the case on October 18th.

Aung San Suu Kyi is due to be released on November 13th, six days after the country’s first elections since 1990.

Her National League for Democracy won the elections, but the military junta refused to accept the results.

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