11 August 2009
Burmese Junta still terrified of The Lady
The BBC has just reported that Aung San Suu Kyi, the Lady, has been sentenced to an additional 18 months house arrest by a court in Rangoon.
Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, was convicted of breaking the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw into her lakeside home in May. She had been jailed for three years with hard labour, but this was commuted to house arrest.
Ms Suu Kyi had denied the charge but said she expected to be convicted.
It was no surprise that she would be hound guilty by the sham trial. After all it would never do to let the Lady actually take place in an election again. Better for that maggot Than Shwe and his junta of vermin to prevent her from participating than having to ignore her inevitable victory.
I can’t help think that Yettaw was put up to this so as to extend her incarceration and keep her out of next year’s elections