CHICAGO – American John Yettaw says he has no regrets about taking a secret swim to the home of Myanmar’s detained democracy leader – a decision that landed them both in prison – saying he would do it again “a hundred times.”
Yettaw spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press before he boarded a plane from Chicago to Springfield, Missouri – his final stop on his journey home.
The 53-year-old Missouri man was sentenced to hard labour for visiting the home of Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Yettaw was deported Sunday after a U.S. senator intervened.
Yettaw has testified that he swam to Suu Kyi’s house to warn her that he had a vision she would be assassinated.
He tells the AP that if he had to do it again, he would “a hundred times to save her life.”