Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi Under Arrest

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The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been arrested by the Myanmar military junta and transferred to the maximum security prison of Insein, in Rangoon and will be judged on Monday.

She is accused of having illegaly reveived and hidden an American citizen, who had reached her home last week, swimming across lake Inye.

The American citizen, identified as John William Yettaw, is held at the same prison and accused of having violated security and immigration laws.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 63 years old, has spent 13 of the last 19 years in prison, and was under home arrest since 2003. She is now facing 7 years imprisonment.

Main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) says that the last events are an attempt by the military junta to prevent Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in the next 2010 elections: she already won with a large majority in 1990, although the results were never validated by the military authorities.

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