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World angry over fresh charge against Suu Kyi

world Updated: May 15, 2009 23:10 IST

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Myanmar's jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists she is not guilty of violating her house arrest, her lawyer said on Friday, as a clearer picture emerged of the American who swam to her home and kicked off the junta's latest crackdown.

Ahead of Suu Kyi's trial on Monday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spent the night at the country's notorious Insein Prison where she is being held in a "guest house" within the compound during her trial proceedings.

Worldwide condemnation has poured in since Suu Kyi was charged on Thursday with breaking the terms of her yearslong detention, just two weeks before she was due to be released.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the charges and called for Suu Kyi's immediate release.