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Burma court rejects Suu Kyi’s appeal

A court in Burma on Friday rejected the appeal of Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the democratic opposition to the country’s military government, against an extension to her house arrest.

Ms Suu Kyi, who has spent more than 14 of the past 19 years since her National League for Democracy won an overwhelming victory in general elections, was sentenced to an extra 18 months’ confinement in August.

She can still appeal to the supreme court to have Thursday’s verdict overturned.

The Nobel laureate was accused of allowing John Yettaw, an American, to spend one night in her house when he arrived uninvited in May after swimming across the lake that backs onto her house. Mr Yettaw was sentenced to seven years of hard labour, but was released last month after an appeal by US Senator James Webb.

original post @ FT.com

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