Myanmar court agrees to hear Suu Kyi case: official
Military-ruled Myanmar's supreme court has agreed to hear an appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said Friday, AFP reported.
The Nobel laureate, 64, was ordered to spend another 18 months in detention in August after being convicted over an incident in which a US man swam to her lakeside house. A lower court rejected an initial appeal in October.
"The supreme court decided to hear Aung San Suu Kyi's request. Lawyers have to present arguments before the court on December 21," the official said on condition of anonymity.