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Suu Kyi appears via video in court: lawyer

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:22 PM, 1 March 2021  

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi; Photo: Collected

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi; Photo: Collected

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared via video in a Naypyidaw court on Monday to face charges the international community widely believes are frivolous.

Her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, told the media that the 75-year-old appeared healthy during the court hearing.

She had not been seen in public since the coup on February 1.

Suu Kyi is facing obscure criminal charges for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies as well as violating coronavirus restrictions by staging a campaign event during last year’s election.

The veteran human rights lawyer said he had been unable to speak with his client ahead of the hearing.

Earlier this month, Myanmar’s military overthrew the civilian government and seized power. The civilian government was ousted after allegations of electoral fraud on November 8 last year.

Source: AFP

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