Suu Kyi was put on trial in mid-May for violating the terms of her house arrest [JURIST report], which she has been under for 12 of the last 18 years. News of Suu Kyi's trial has been met with criticism from numerous agencies and governments around the world. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called the charges [HRW report] against Suu Kyi, "trumped up." Soon after the trial began, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand released a statement through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations calling for the immediate release of Suu Kyi [statement, PDF]. US President Barack Obama has made a similar call for Suu Kyi's release [statement].
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