Myanmar court rejects three Suu Kyi defense witnesses Brian Jackson at 7:11 AM ET
[JURIST] The Myanmar court hearing the trial of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has rejected the defense's request to call four witnesses. While the prosecution has been allowed to call 14 witnesses, Suu Kyi's lawyers will only be permitted one defense witness [BBC report], who is scheduled to testify Thursday. Suu Kyi's lawyers believe that the decision by the court indicates the end of the trial is near, merely nine days after it began [JURIST report]. If convicted of breaking the terms of her house arrest, Suu Kyi faces up to five years in prison.
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