Burma Regime Says Aung San Suu Kyi Incident Was Staged
Burma's government said the incident that led to the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi was staged by 'anti-government elements'. The foreign minister stated that a visit to Suu Kyi by a US national was a stunt designed to embarrass the government.
Witnesses are continuing to testify at her trial, but media and the public have been banned from the proceedings. Critics of Burma's military regime say the arrest is a ruse designed to keep Suu Kyi locked up until after elections that are scheduled for next year.
Ms Suu Kyi is accused of breaking the terms of her house arrest and faces up to five years in jail if convicted.
Witnesses are continuing to testify at her trial, which began on Monday.
The trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has been widely condemned - not just by Burma's Western critics, but by its Asian neighbours too, as a ruse to keep her locked up until after the elections scheduled for next year.