Asia Times, Brian McCartan (May 15,’09):
The State Protection Law, which the regime has used to detain Suu Kyi since 2003, stipulates that a person can only be held under house arrest for a maximum of five years, although the regime manipulated the exact date of her detention to add another year to her sentence.
Under the law, her term was due to expire on May 27.
She is an imprisoned opposition Nobel Prize winner and the hope of a nation. He is a Morman from Missouri on some quixotic spiritual mission.
When he swam ashore at her guarded home last week in Yangon, their fates were bound together forever. Now pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Vietnam vet John Yettaw are in prison and the future of Myanmar may be on the line.