Thursday, May 14, 2009

Junta charges Nobel Peace Laureate under section 22

Thursday, 14 May 2009 15:40

Chiang Mai - Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday was charged under section 22 of the country's penal code, for protecting a criminal and disturbing the stability of the state, and is currently being detained in Rangoon’s Insein Prison.

If found guilty under the charge, she could be sentenced to a prison term of three to five years, fined 5,000 kyats ($US 5) or incur both penalties.