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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi back behind bars

An uninvited guest lands the Burmese pro-democracy leader in hot water

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Burma’s most famous pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was charged today with violating the terms or her house arrest and has been transferred to prison. The charges stem from a strange incident in which a Missouri man, described by Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer as a “nutty fellow,” swam across a lake and spent at least one night on the grounds of her home. Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest. Her latest termwas set to expire in two weeks and her arrest will likely give Burma’s military junta an excuse to extend her incarceration.

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