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Myanmar: court will hear Suu Kyi appeal

Updated On: Sep 07, 2009

A lawyer for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has announced that a Myanmar court has accepted her appeal against her latest sentence

A lower court had ruled on August 11th that Suu Kyi had violated the terms of her detention after an uninvited American visitor stayed at her home. The court sentenced her to serve an additional 18 months of house arrest.

The appeal against her current house arrest extension will be heard by the Divisional Court in Yangon on September 18th.

 Sources:

"Burma Court Agrees Suu Kyi Appeal", BBC News, 4 Sep 2009, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8237320.stm

"Burmese Court Accepts Suu Kyi Appeal", UK Press Association, 4 Sep 2009, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5imp_-sfnAmkFrOKUd...







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