The party of Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed
concern about her health while she is in prison facing charges that she
violated the terms of her house arrest.
A spokesman for the
National League for Democracy, Nyan Win, told VOA Burmese Service
that Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from severe leg cramps, which keep
her awake at night.
Burma's military government said last week that she receives good medical care in prison.
Win also said the court has postponed final arguments in Aung San Suu
Kyi's trial from next Monday to next Friday. He said no reasons were
given for the delay.
The trial stems from a visit by an intruder who swam to her lakeside home in early May and stayed overnight.
American intruder, John Yettaw, is also on trial. He told the court he
had dreamt that the 63-year-old Nobel Prize laureate would be
assassinated and that he came to warn her.
If convicted, Aung
San Suu Kyi could be sentenced to a prison term of up to five years.
She has spent 13 of the past 19 years under house arrest.
sole defense witness in the internationally criticized trial argued in
court Thursday that it was the job of government guards outside her
home to keep intruders out. Aung San Suu Kyi said she gave Yettaw
overnight shelter because he pleaded exhaustion.
military government lashed out Thursday at foreign critics of the
trial. Burma's deputy foreign minister, Maung Myint, said during a
Europe-Asia summit in Cambodia that the trial is an internal legal
issue, not linked to either politcs or human rights.
international community has has condemned the trial as a pretext to
extend the opposition leader's house arrest and bar her from elections
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.