Myanmar disbars lawyer seeking to represent jailed democracy advocate Tere Miller-Sporrer at 12:08 PM ET
[JURIST] The government of Myanmar has disbarred a lawyer who sought to represent jailed democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in her upcoming trial. The government cited Aung Thein's previous four-month jail term for contempt of court [IANS report] as the reason for the disbarment. Aung Thein was jailed for allowing his clients, student activists and members of the National League for Democracy, to criticize the court. The disbarment comes as Myanmar faces harsh international condemnation for last week's arrest of Suu Kyi [JURIST report]. Suu Kyi, whose house arrest is set to expire on May 27, was arrested when an uninvited US citizen swam to her house and stayed on the property.
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