Suu Kyi on Trial Today to Answer for American

Yank 'well-wisher' breached terms of Suu Kyi's house arrest, say officials
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 18, 2009 1:52 AM CDT
Activists gather today outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, in support of Aung San Suu Kyi as Jeon Soojin, 22, of South Korea portrays the jailed democracy leader.    (AP Photo/David Longstreath)
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(Newser) – Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial today for breaking the conditions of her house arrest because an American "well wisher" entered her home. She planned to plead not guilty because the intruder was not invited, her attorney told the BBC. Suu Kyi has already spent 13 years in jail or under house arrest. If she's found guilty now she faces as much as another five years in detention and would remain out of sight during next year's elections.