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San Suu Ky jail term extended

2009-08-11 11:46:41 - Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday received court prouncement jail term for another three years prison term .Lt-Gen Maung Oo, Minister of Home Affairs arrived in the court and read out an order signed by the junta’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe dated August 10.

Suu Kyi's two-decade with Myanmar's powerful ruling junta prolonged with leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday was sentenced to 18 months delayed prison term and will be taken back to her lakeside home.

court on Tuesday announced three years prison term for Aung San Suu Kyi. But Lt-Gen Maung Oo, Minister of Home Affairs arrived in the court and
read out an order signed by the junta’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe dated August 10.

The order states that if the court convicts Aung San Suu Kyi, half the sentence should be commuted and could be freed after the 18 months if she proves that she has good moral behaviour. The order said, her sentenced is commuted because she is the daughter of General Aung San, the architect of Burma’s Independence from the British colonial.

“The verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi is that she will be taken back to her house and kept under restrictions for 18 months and during which if she proves good moral she could be freed at the end of 18 months,” her lawyer Nyan Win told Mizzima on Tuesday.

He said, she will be kept under restrictions but could write a request for her rights including receiving guests. She will also be allowed to watch television and read newspapers.

Similarly, her two live-in party mates, Khin Khin Win and Win Ma Ma, who were also sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour, were also reduced to 18 months of suspended sentence and will be send back along with Aung San Suu Kyi to her home.

If all the three abides by the law and prove good moral, they could be freed at the end of the 18 months suspended sentence, the order states.

John William Yettaw, the American man, however, was handed seven years in prison with hard labour, for abetting Aung San Suu Kyi to violate the terms of her house arrest and other charges including violation of the immigration law.


Immediately after the court announced the verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi, Lt-Gen Maung Oo, Minister of Home Affairs arrived in the court and read out an order signed by the junta’s military supremo Snr. Gen Than Shwe dated August 10.

The order states that if the court convicts Aung San Suu Kyi, half the sentence should be commuted and if she proves that she has good moral behaviour she should be freed.

Aung San Suu Kyi will be taken back to her home and kept under restrictions. She will be allowed to accept guests but only with the prior permission of the authorities. For other rights she can send a written request, and she would be allowed to have a television and read newspapers.

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Naresh Sagar
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