| May 17, 2009 at 05:04 pm
Burma's pro-democracy leader and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been detained at Insein prison in Rangoon and has been charged under section 22 of the State Protection Law 1975 due to an American citizen, John Yettaw, allegedly entering her compound without permission from authorities. Along with her two housemaids and her doctor she will be tried under Burma's draconian laws on Monday 18th May in a closed court inside Insein prison. Despite vocal outcry from governments worldwide, the United Nations has yet to act in any meaningful manner in response to this latest act of aggression from the ruling military junta. All eyes will now be on rangoon on monday when the trial is due to commence.