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August 27th, 2009
02:44 PM ET

Yettaw: 'I had a vision they were going to murder her'

American John Yettaw made headlines around the world back in May when he swam to the lakeside home of Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi – sneaking in to see her.

The stunt got Yettaw sentenced to seven years hard labor and Aung San Suu Kyi an extra 18 months under house arrest. Yettaw was released earlier this month during a trip to Myanmar by Virginia Senator Jim Webb.

In an exclusive two-part interview, CNN's Kiran Chetry asked Yettaw what drove him to leave his wife and children and risk his life to travel halfway around the world.

Watch part two of the interview after the jump.


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  1. Mike Armstrong TX.

    This guys a nut .

    August 28, 2009 at 8:24 am |