Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial Ends In A Conviction

aung_san_suu_kyi.jpgA court in Myanmar sentenced the pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months of additional house arrest Tuesday, drawing widespread condemnation from around the world.

Playing up a moment of suspense, the court first sentenced Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi, 64, to three years of hard labor for violating the terms of the house arrest where she has spent 14 of the past 20 years.

Moments later, it reduced the sentence and sent her home from the prison where she had been held since the trial began three months ago.

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Seth Mydans
NYT online