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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed to Meet with Lawyers

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Allowed to Meet with Lawyers

Voice of America

30 May 2009

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)
Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer says Burmese military authorities allowed the detained opposition leader to meet with her lawyers for two hours Saturday in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, apparently to prepare for final arguments in her trial.

Attorney Kyi Win told VOA Burmese Service that the Nobel peace laureate is in good health.

A spokesman for the National League for Democracy, Nyan Win, told VOA Burmese Service Friday that Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from severe leg cramps, which keep her awake at night.

Burma’s military government said last week that she receives good medical care in prison.

Nyan Win also said the court has postponed final arguments in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial from next Monday to next Friday. He said no reasons were given for the delay.

Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest.

The trial stems from a visit by an intruder who swam to her lakeside home in early May and stayed overnight.

The American intruder, John Yettaw, is also on trial. He told the court he had dreamt that the 63-year-old Nobel Prize laureate would be assassinated and that he came to warn her.

If convicted, Aung San Suu Kyi could be sentenced to a prison term of up to five years. She has spent 13 of the past 19 years under house arrest.

The sole defense witness allowed to testify argued in court Thursday that it was the job of government guards outside Aung San Suu Kyi’s home to keep intruders out.

Burma’s military government lashed out Thursday at foreign critics of the trial. Deputy Foreign Minister Maung Myint said during a Europe-Asia summit in Cambodia that the trial is an internal legal issue, not linked to politics or human rights.

The international community has condemned the trial as a pretext to extend the opposition leader’s house arrest and bar her from elections next year.

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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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