Burma's pro-democracy opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been put on trial in Rangoon, charged with breaching the terms of her long-running house arrest.
The accusation relates to a visit by an American man who swam across a lake to her house; her lawyer insists the man was uninvited.
If convicted, she faces the prospect of five years in jail and a long political ban.
The BBC's Komla Dumor spoke to Burma expert Dr Maung Zarni and began by asking him what were the charges she was facing?
International broadcasters are banned from Burma but a BBC correspondent is in the country and told us how the people have reacted to the opening of the trial:
So is the jailing of Ms Suu Kyi a foregone conclusion? Dr Maung Zarni again.
First broadcast 18 May 2009
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