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Democracy activist to appear in court

Thu., May 14, 2009

Myanmar democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and her two maids have been ordered to appear at a prison court today to face charges related to an incident involving a U.S. citizen who broke into her isolated lakeside compound last week.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has been under virtual house arrest for 13 of the 19 years since the military junta that rules the country refused to recognize the 1990 landslide victory of her political party.

Seoul, South Korea

North Korea will try U.S. reporters

North Korea said today that two U.S. journalists arrested nearly two months ago near the nation’s border with China will stand trial on June 4.

Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV media venture, were detained March 17 while reporting on North Korean refugees living across the border in China.

The brief dispatch in Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency did not say what charges they face.

From wire reports


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