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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Myanmar court rejected Suu Kyi appeal
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On October 2, 2009, a Myanmar court upheld the 18-month house arrest sentence imposed on opposition party leader and pro-democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi was convicted in August 2009 for violating state security laws by allowing American John Yettaw to stay in her home. Suu Kyi appealed her case to the Myanmar Supreme Court twice, which denied both arguments. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spent nearly 14 years under some form of incarceration before her release in November 2010.

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