Democracy Activist Arrested In Myanmar For Violating House Arrest

May 14, 2009

Myanmar (ChattahBox) – Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the political leader fighting for an independent Myanmar, has been arrested for ‘violating the terms of her house arrest’.

Suu Kyi, the 63-year-old activist and politician has been battling for a democratic Myanmar since it was called by it’s former name, Burma. She has been locked away in her home for over a decade, a move by the government that is obviously meant to diminish her influence, and so the influence of the pro-democracy movement in the region.

But her story took a bizarre twist this morning, when she was arrested for violating her house arrest. According to reports, an American Mormon man swam across the lake leading to her home, and spent the night with her, although no one seems to know why, or what their relationship might be.

The man, who has been identified at 53-year-old John Yettaw, said that he had been praying for Suu Kyi. No other details about him have been released.

β€œTo me it is ridiculously obvious that they are trying to put her away from any involvement in the upcoming election,” Forum for Democracy in Burma spokesman, Soe Aung, told the New York Times.

Suu Kyi is currently being held in Insein Prison.


3 Responses to “Democracy Activist Arrested In Myanmar For Violating House Arrest”

  1. News about junta charges against Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi over US intruder « Save Burma on May 14th, 2009 12:29 pm

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  2. chanhtoo on July 29th, 2009 11:45 am

    i like gerenal aung san and mother suu kyi

  3. sunrisedatacare on March 27th, 2010 3:25 am

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