Suu Kyi's trial to continue from May 19

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Yangon, May 19: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's opposition leader who was been charged for breaking the terms of her house arrest ended her first trial on Monday, May 18.

Suu Kyi and two female assistants were charged after American national John Yettaw swam across a lake and spent two nights earlier this month. If convicted, she will have to face five years in prison. Suu Kyi's lawyer said, the trial which could last three months, is scheduled to continue on Tuesday, May 19.

John Yettaw is also on trial for breaking Burma's security and immigration laws. The Rights groups and western governments say that the trial is an excuse to extend Suu Kyi's house arrest, which is due to expire at the end of this month.

The European Union (EU) said that, the organisation is ready to discuss to increase sanctions against Burma, while the United states extended sanctions against the country last Friday.

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