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Burmese Trial of Aung San Suu Kyi Enters Second Day

VOA News – Tuesday 19 May, 2009

Handout photo received and taken on 18 May 2009 from the Democratic Voice of Burma shows people walking past Myanmar soldiers manning a road block in Rangoon

Handout photo received and taken on 18 May 2009 from the Democratic Voice of Burma shows people walking past Myanmar soldiers manning a road block in Rangoon

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced a second day of hearings Tuesday as international criticism of her trial grew.

Hundreds of police, some in full riot gear, were deployed along roads leading to Insein prison where the trial is being held behind closed doors.

Twenty-two witnesses are expected to testify against Aung San Suu Kyi in the trial, which her lawyer says could last three months. . .

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Suu Kyi may be on hunger strike

Burma opposition leader ‘frustrated’ at UN’s failure to change dictatorship

James Orr and agencies – The Guardian – Tuesday 26 Aug, 2008


The detained Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese opposition leader, has begun a hunger strike in protest at the country’s continued military rule, unconfirmed reports suggest.

Suu Kyi, 63, who has been under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years, arrest for 13 of the past 19 years, is said to have rejected food delivered to her home.

Nyan Win, spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD), said bags of food sent to Suu Kyi’s heavily guarded house yesterday were not picked up. . .

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