John William Yeattaw

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'American Idiot' Blamed for Suu Kyi's Jailing

Pro-democracy leader faces years in jail because of Mormon's swim to her home

(Newser) - Blame for Aung San Suu Kyi's imprisonment has fallen squarely on a bizarre American who swam a lake to intrude into the pro-democracy's leader's home, CNN reports. John William Yettaw—a Mormon and a Vietnam veteran, according to his Missouri neighbors—is believed to have wanted to speak to Suu... More »

Suu Kyi Moved to Prison for Trial

Pro-democracy leader faces charges over Yank's intrusion in home

(Newser) - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from her home to a Rangoon prison, the BBC reports. The country's military junta plans to put Suu Kyi—who has suffered ill health in recent days—on trial for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest after an... More »

Yank 'Stalker' Busted Outside Suu Kyi's House

Authorities baffled by American who swam lake to hide in activist's home

(Newser) - Burmese police have arrested an American man they fished out of a lake near the home of detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi's Rangoon home, the Guardian reports. Authorities believe the man dodged security around the compound by swimming through the lake and then hid inside Suu Kyi's home... More »

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