According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against her house arrest being extended after a bizarre incident in May 2009.
Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to a further 18 months of detention for harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home just before an earlier period of house arrest was due to end.
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Ytringsfrihed bør finde Sted.
Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt tjener til det gode. Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt bygger opp.
– 1. Kor. 10,23
According to Reuters, Burmese Home Minister Major General Maung Oo told a meeting of local officials that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her current period of house arrest ends in November.
The 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years. In August 2009, she was sentenced to a further 18 months of detention for harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home in May the same year, just before an earlier period of house arrest was due to end.
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