Page last updated at 15:48 GMT, Monday, 18 May 2009 16:48 UK

Aung San Suu Kyi on trial


The latest trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's pro-democracy leader, opened on Monday.

She is accused of breaching the terms of her house arrest, following an incident last month when an American man swam across a lake to her home and stayed there overnight. She says he was uninvited.

The move to try her, behind closed doors, has outraged some of Burma's Asian neighbours and much of the West.

All foreign journalists are barred from Burma so our correspondent in Rangoon must remain anonymous for his own safety.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific