The ousted Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been placed in pre-trial detention until Wednesday, and not until Monday as previously thought, her lawyer told the media, as the protesters began to meet again to demand their release and the end of the military government.
Myanmar’s armed forces deployed armored vehicles in major cities in the country two weeks after the military overthrew Suu Kyi’s government and detained the Burmese leader on charges of illegally importing six walkie-talkie radios.
His detention was due to expire on Monday, but his lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, told the media that a judge at a court in the capital Naipyidó had said that he will remain in pre-trial detention until February 17.
“Whether it is fair or not, you can decide yourself,” said Khin Maung Zaw.
The February 1 coup and the arrest of Suu Kyi and other Burmese leaders have sparked the largest protests in Myanmar in more than a decade.
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