Last Updated : 2019-01-22 16:20:44

Apps Advertising Home Delivery Feedback

Suu Kyi in final court appeal

19 January 2010 04:36 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

 

Burma's Supreme Court has heard a final appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Her sentence was extended by 18 months last year after a US man swam uninvited to her lakeside home in Rangoon. An earlier appeal was rejected by a lower court.

The hearing comes days after the latest in a series of meetings between Ms Suu Kyi and a member of the military government.

Her lawyers have based their appeal on a legal technicality rather than the facts of the case, says the BBC's South-East Asia correspondent, Rachel Harvey.

They argue that the charges against their client were brought using a law from a constitution which is now defunct.

Speaking to the BBC just before the hearing, one of Ms Suu Kyi's lawyers, sounded confident.

"From a purely legal point of view," he said, "we should win".

But Western diplomats based in Rangoon believe that confidence may be grounded more in hope than expectation, our correspondent reports.

A decision is not expected for at least a week.


(BBC)

 

 




Pakistan warns India against military action

Pakistan has warned it will retaliate if India takes military action against

Petition filed seeking SC order directing EC to hold PC poll immediately

A petition was filed by the Sathya Gaveshakayo Organisation (Truth Seekers) i

MP Mahinda Rajapaksa: Twice ‘FALSE’ on GDP growth

In the nine years I was in power, I increased the GDP per capita of this coun

Imported milk powder not healthy, Prez reiterates

President Maitripala Sirisena said that consumption of some imported milk pow

  Comments - 0


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


 

 

 

TODAY'S HEADLINES