A prison court in military-ruled Myanmar will deliver its verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, a ruling that could see the democracy leader jailed for up to five years, her lawyer said. Myanmar's military junta has sparked international outrage for prosecuting the Nobel peace laureate on charges of breaching the rules of her house arrest after an American man swam to her lakeside house in May. "The verdict will be given this coming Friday," defence lawyer Nyan Win told AFP after the trial wrapped up with a final reply by Suu Kyi's legal team. Judges Thaung Nyunt and Nyi Nyi Soe indicated to the court at the notorious Insein prison in Yangon that sentencing was expected on the same day. "If she is released unconditionally she will be home on that day -- if not, the sentence will be together with the verdict," said Nyan Win, who is also the spokesman for her National League for Democracy. "We have a good chance according to the law, but we cannot know what the court will decide because this is a political case," he added. The court made the announcement on Tuesday after hearing final comments by lawyers for the 64-year-old Suu Kyi, her two female aides and US national John Yettaw, in response to closing statements delivered by prosecutors on Monday. A Myanmar official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said diplomats from Thailand, Japan, Singapore and the United States attended Tuesday's hearing. The verdict is widely expected to be a guilty one given the previous form of the military-ruled nation's courts, which have handed down heavy sentences to dozens of dissidents over the past year. But the Suu Kyi case has been repeatedly delayed amid signs that the regime is trying to seek a way of quelling the storm of international outrage over its treatment of the opposition icon. U2 singer Bono publicly announced during a concert in Dublin on Monday that Suu Kyi had been named Amnesty International's ambassador of conscience for 2009, the rights group's highest honour. Critics have accused the junta of trying to keep Suu Kyi locked up ahead of elections next year, and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led calls for her release at an Asian security conference last week. Suu Kyi has been in jail or under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years since the junta refused to recognise the NLD's landslide victory in Myanmar's last national elections, in 1990. Her lawyers say that she was not responsible for the intrusion by Yettaw -- who has said that he was inspired by a divine vision that she would be assassinated -- and that she was charged under outdated laws. But Myanmar's rulers have strongly defended the trial. State media on Tuesday made the strongest suggestions yet that Yettaw was an agent of an outside power, possibly the United States, and was trying to smuggle Suu Kyi out of detention. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the trial "has not been intentionally created by the government" but was the fault of Yettaw, who "might have been sent to the country by an anonymous country or organisation". "The aim of his meeting with Daw Suu Kyi has not been known clearly. He even left two chadors (Muslim shawls) and dark sunglasses to her to act herself in disguise. Was it aimed at taking her out of the house?" it said. The newspaper also pointed out that the route Yettaw used to enter her house was the "ditch beside the US embassy" and said the place he was arrested was 25 yards (metres) from the house of the US charge d'affaires. "So there are many points to ponder," the editorial said. SOURCE: AFP My take: While Daw Aung San Suu Kyi "The Mandela of Asia" is being harassed and humiliated by the tyranical and ruthless millitary junta of Myanmr, the so called UN and its intelligent humanaright champion states of US and European countries continue to keep their mouths shut and their amrs folded abrest, watching injustices and cruelty being intutionalized by the juntas againts tireless human right campaigners in Myanmar. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has suffered alot,and its high time now, as it was during the apartheid eras, to fight for the release of Mama Suu Kyi and end the ruthless campaign against those who fight for the reintroduction of democratic rule in Myanmar. Time has come for the world and UN to shift their eyes and ears to the far eastern maldemocratic Myanmar instead of fooling around with those old dictators who only count few days to live, the likes of Mugabe, Gadafi and M-7. May God give strength and courage to our beloved campaigners for reforms-Mama AUNG SAN SUU KYI- Inshaallh you will pass this trials and injustices. Death to the Millitary Juntas.