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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Amid the secrecy, delays and legal squabbling of recent weeks, there has been one constant in the fate of Aung San Suu Kyi : that her arrest for allegedly breaking the terms of her house arrest is a brazen attempt by Burma's military rulers to exclude the country's opposition leader from the political process.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was sentences to 18 months in detention today, celebrated her 64th birthday in Rangoon's Insein prison last month, sharing curry and chocolate cake with her guards, was arrested in May after John Yettaw, an eccentric American well-wisher, sneaked into her compound and stayed for two nights without official permission.
The Burmese …