Sen. Webb meets with political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) (L) meets with Myanmar's leader General Than Shwe in Yangon, Myanmar on August 15, 2009. Webb also met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years and was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to stay at her home for two days. After Sen. Webb's visit, the generals of Myanmar agreed to release Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years of hard labor. UPI/Sen. Webb's office
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U.S. national John Yettaw said Thursday he did the right thing in illegally visiting the Myanmar home of imprisoned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
A U.S. resident convicted in Myanmar for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Bangkok Sunday with U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, R-Va., officials said.
The U.S. Vietnam veteran who swam to Aung San Suu Kyi's house in Myanmar told a court Wednesday he had a vision she needed protection.
An American who allegedly sneaked into the home of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces trespassing and other charges, diplomatic sources say.
The American accused of entering Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house in Myanmar appeared in a Myanmar court Thursday, a U.S. State Department official said.