The Burma leader has been sentenced to house arrest again by a Myanmar court.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Burma Prime Minister elect and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to house arrest by a Myanmar court for violating a previous house arrest order. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Suu Kyi was initially sentenced to three years in prison, but was granted house arrest by junta chief Senior Gen. Than Shwe for 18 months.
As noted by the AP, Suu Kyi has been under detention in Myanmar for approximately 14 years. Than Shwe is quoted in the report as stating he gave the pro-democracy leader a sentence reduction due to the history of her father, Aung San, who is regarded for winning independence for Myanmar from Britain, and to “maintain peace and tranquility.”
The trial of Suu Kyi has reportedly led to outrage from people worldwide demanding her release.
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