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Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed To Leave House Arrest

November 4, 2009 - For the fist time in 14 years Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed to leave house arrest to meet Kurt Campbell and Scot Marciel, the highest level US diplomats to visit Burma since 1995.

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, the leader of the opposition National League for Democracy party (NLD) has become an international symbol of resistance in the face of oppression.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Remains Under House Arrest

Oct. 2, 2009 - Lack of freedom of speech worsens the waste of talent in an impoverished country, writes new UK ambassador in Rangoon.

Lawyers for Aung San Suu Kyi said they would appeal against the 18-month sentence imposed for breaking the terms of her house arrest as world leaders stepped up criticism of the Burmese regime.

The sentence – announced yesterday after a court had initially sentenced the 64-year-old pro-democracy leader to three years' hard labour – means she will play no part in elections the country's military junta has promised to hold next year.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Trial Opens Today

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.

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Nobel Peace Prize Aung San Suu Kyi Under Arrest

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.

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