Burma's military government has denied opposition charges that a guilty verdict handed down last week against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was politically motivated.
In a statement released early today (Tuesday), the Burmese government said it categorically denied the allegations leveled by the opposition National League for Democracy.
A Rangoon court last week found Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of illegally ejecting a cousin from the compound where they both lived.
The offense was punishable by a small fine or a week in jail. She refused to pay the fine and a higher court suspended the sentence, sparing her from a week in jail.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.