Aung Sang Suu Kyi Verdict Posponed

July 31, 2009

The 64-year-old Ms Suu Kyi, the Prime Minister-elect of Burma, will have to wait until August 11 to receive her verdict.

“The court said they have to consider legal problems, that’s why they said they will give the verdict on August 11,” Told her lawyer Nyan Win to AFP following a short court hearing at Yangon’s Insein prison.

The Nobel peace laureate and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) could get up to five years in jail if found guilty of breaching the terms of her house arrest.

The charges come after an American man, John Yettaw, reached her heavily guarded villa in May by swimming across a lake.

The ruling military junta is facing wide spread critisism from abroad. It’s accused of using the intrusion by the US national as an excuse to keep the opposition leader jailed during elections planned for 2010.

Jared Genser, Ms Suu Kyi’s international legal counsel, noted that this was another try by the military junta to deflect attention from the international community.

“It is in some ways a smart move - push off the verdict until the middle of August when numerous government and United Nations officials around the world will be on vacation,” Mr Genser commented in a statement.

“But it remains to be seen whether this ploy will work or if anticipation will be heightened in the run-up to the issuance of the verdict,” he said.

Also awaiting a verdict are Mr Yettaw, the man at the source of this controversy as well as two female aides to Ms Suu Kyi, Khin Win and Win Ma Ma.

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One Response to “Aung Sang Suu Kyi Verdict Posponed”

  1. MK DAMODARAN on August 1st, 2009 6:02 pm

    This period is very significant for Aung San Suu Kyi.
    Aung San Suu Kyi was born on June 19,1945.Her birth number is 1.She turned 64 on June 19.This is a significant age for her.Because,64 adds up to 1.
    Her fate number is 35 that adds up to 8.
    On July 31,she is 64 years and 43 days old.The age adds up to 8(64+43=107,1+0+7=8).
    On August 11,she will be 64 years and 54 days old-which adds up to her birth number 1(64+54=118,1+1+8=10,1+0=1).