Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader was denied a second tenure after the military takeover. She reportedly faced the court trial via video conference.
Myanmar Leader’s Lawyer Reveals Details
Myanmar leader’s lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw said that he saw Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time (a month ago) since the time the military took over. This comes after the netizens of the country took to streets to protest against the military coup.
As per the reports, Suu Kyi’s court appearance included the (alleged) possession of foreign-made products. At the same time, netizens were protesting on the streets. A day before the appearance, on Sunday, nineteen people had died during the protests after the security forces started firing across the country.
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Reports suggest that thirty people were injured during the attack and ten have been missing since the incident. The police firing occurred in Mandalay, Myitkyina, and Yangon along with several other major cities.
However, the Human Rights Office says that there have been eighteen deaths. Zaw further reported that Suu Kyi appeared in good health when she appeared for the court appearance.
What Happened In Myanmar?
The military has taken charge over Myanmar again. They were initially dissolved in the year 2011. This comes after Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the elections by a huge victory.
The armed forces backed the opposition parties claiming that there the elections were rigged. They demanded the voting to be held again. However, Myanmar’s Election Commission refused to do the same as there was no evidence to support the claims.
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Following this, the coup was staged as the new session of Parliament was set to begin. At the same time, Ms Suu Kyi is said to be under house arrest. And many charges have been filed against her and her party. The charges include breaching import and export laws and the possession of unlawful communication devices.