May 30, 2009 (DVB), The next hearing in the trial of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has been delayed by the court until 5 June, with no reason given, said the opposition leader’s lawyer.
In a letter sent to lawyer Kyi Win yesterday evening, the court at Rangoon’s Insein prison, where Suu Kyi is on trial for alleged breaching of conditions of her house arrest, announced the trial would be further adjourned until 5 June.
The next hearing had originally been set for 1 June.
Another member of Suu Kyi’s legal team, Nyan Win, said that no reason had been given for the delay.
Nyan Win had previously suggested that the court was attempting to rush through the trial, following last week’s abrupt dropping of the final nine prosecution witnesses, and the disqualification of all but one of Suu Kyi’s witnesses.
Yesterday the National League of Democracy spoke of their conern for Suu Kyi’s health.
She is being held at a special ‘guesthouse’ at Insein prison, and is said to be suffering from leg cramps that are preventing her from sleeping.
Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw