Democracy Icon Suu Kyi Prepares for Trial Verdict

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The high profile trial of Myanmar's opposition leader and democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi should come to an end this week.
   
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the most repressed countries on the planet, and many observers expect a ruling against Suu Kyi. She is accused of violating the terms of her house arrest. She faces a minimum of three years and maximum of five years in prison.

CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane explains the impact the case can have for the country. Click play to watch.

The frail 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was "physically and mentally fine, and very alert," Nyan Win, one of her lawyers, said Thursday.

"She is getting ready for any result," he said. "She is preparing for the worst."

Suu Kyi's trial in a court in Myanmar's Insein Prison has drawn attention from the international community when it began May 18.

She is expected to be convicted, but there has been speculation she may stay under house arrest rather than serve prison time.

Suu Kyi emerged as an icon for democracy during a 1988 uprising, which the military brutally suppressed. Her party won national elections in 1990, but Myanmar's generals. refused to relinquish power.

Source: The Associated Press

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