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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s is not guilty, the junta is
The recent arrest and detention of Burma's democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi poses a monumental challenge to how democracy should work in the world today. Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate is being tried on charges that she violated the terms of her current six-year house arrest. The charges came with only two weeks to go before the term of her house arrest expired. She was supposed to be declared as a free citizen on May 27 but the junta has just found another reason to extend her detention period when an American war veteran swam across a lake in central Rangoon and spent a night at the waterfront villa where Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 13 of the last 19 years under house arrest.