Aung San Suu Kyi Trial Opens Today

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The Burmese military junta accuses the leader of the National League for Democracy of having broken her house arrest conditions.

The trial against the leader of the movement for democracy and Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, for allegedly violating conditions of her house arrest, has begun today in the maximum security prison Insein 5rangoon), as reported by sources from the National League for Democracy (NLD).

The trial which will last approximately 2 weeks, is conducted by 2 military judges, and the prosecution is expected to call 22 witnesses during the trial.

Outside the prison, the Burmese Police has strengthened security to prevent any demonstration by dissident groups, fearing a movement similar to the September 2007 events.

Police equipped with riot equipment are deployed in various parts of the city and especially in Insein district in northern Rangoon, where they control all access.

On Sunday, several opposition organizations have called for "silent" actions to protest against this trial: if convicted, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison.

The 6 years house arrest of the opposition leader was supposed to end on May 27: according to the NLP, the charges are just as a pretext for the military junta to prevent Aung San Suu Kyi to participate in the next year general elections.

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