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Suu Kyi gets 18 months under house arrest

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Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years' jail and hard labour by a Burmese court today, but the head of the ruling junta commuted the punishment to 18 months' house arrest, a minister said.

The court sentenced her on charges of breaching the terms of her house arrest after a bizarre incident in which an American man, John Yettaw, swam to her lakeside house in May, an AFP correspondent in court said.

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