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Yettaw ‘had visions’ of Suu Kyi in danger

May 20, 2009 (DVB), The US citizen who swam to Aung San Suu Kyi's compound earlier this month reportedly had visions in which he saw a potential threat to Suu Kyi's life, he told the courtroom yesterday.

John Yettaw is currently in the third day of court hearings in which he is accused of breaching immigration laws relating to his stay at the opposition leader's compound.

According to National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win, Yettaw had asked a witness in the courtroom to confirm that he had confessed to having a vision of Suu Kyi.

"During the hearing, Mr Yettaw told his lawyer, U Khin Maung Oo, to ask a question to one of the witnesses whether it was correct that he confessed to them he came to Burma to warn Daw Suu and the government about a potential danger upon her life which he saw in his visions," said Nyan Win.

"The court refused to accept the question."

According to the mother of his six children, Yettaw, an ex-Vietnam War veteran, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is on a disability pension.

Meanwhile, supporters of Suu Kyi waiting outside Rangoon's Insein prison, where the trial is being held, were yesterday handed food and drinks by sympathizers, mirroring the support demonstrators received during the September 2007 uprising.

"This show the people's support for us," said Win Tin, NLD Central Executive Committee member.

"We are not staging a protest here, but we are only waiting here to express our will."

Reporting by Naw Say Phaw


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