Observers widely believe Yettaw's intrusion into Suu Kyi's home gave the junta a legal pretext to keep the Nobel laureate incarcerated through next year's general election. Yettaw testified that he had a vision that Suu Kyi was at risk from assassins, and visited her to warn her.
It has been incorrectly reported that her husband suffers from epilepsy, she said. The seizures are the result of a head injury he suffered while serving in the military, she said.
He apparently had a seizure after his release, triggered by photographers' flashes, Betty Yettaw said.
She said there was also a problem with arranging a flight out of Thailand, but she did not know details. She said the family has to pay for his travel and for whatever health care he receives.
Betty Yettaw said her husband has been unfairly described as being crazy or eccentric. She said he is a highly intelligent man who "apparently saw the need to do something and he did it."
"I'm going to have a nice, long honey-do list for him when he gets home," she said.
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