YANGON, Myanmar, June 12 (UPI) -- The trial of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was delayed Friday, resuming in late June, court officials said.
Prosecutors charged Suu Kyi, 63, with subversion, alleging she violated her house arrest by providing temporary shelter to U.S. citizen John William Yettaw, who swam to her lakeside home May 3, CNN reported. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years.
Closing arguments were scheduled for Friday, but were delayed until June 26. Court officials said the delay was to allow the defense to call an additional witness, the BBC said.
Suu Kyi said she doesn't know Yettaw, was unaware of his plans and denied any wrongdoing.
Yettaw, 53, of Falcon, Mo., said repeatedly God sent him to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to protect Suu Kyi because he dreamed she was a target of a terrorist group.
Suu Kyi's trial is being conducted at Insean Prison, where she is being held. She could be sentenced to up to five years in prison if convicted.