Aung San Suu Kyi Verdict Expected
The army-ruled Burmese court had indicated that a verdict in the Aung San Suu Kyi case would be delivered this Friday, July 31st.
Defense lawyers gave their final statements today, in response to the prosecution’s closing arguments the day before. Prosecution argued that Suu Kyi must be held responsible for violating the conditions of her house arrest by allowing American intruder John Yettaw to stay at her house in May this year.
A guilty verdict is widely expected in a country where courts are known to rule in favor of the army, which has governed Burma for nearly 50 years.
The trial began in May and has been held mostly behind closed doors, although several Asian and European diplomats were allowed to attend proceedings on Monday and last Friday.