Suu Kyi appears before the Military Justice one day earlier than expected without notice and without her lawyer
The former leader of Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared in court on Tuesday by video conference, one day earlier than scheduled and without the knowledge of her lawyer, who was not present during the hearing.
Likewise, it has been revealed that Suu Kyi would face an additional charge in relation to the management of the pandemic, in addition to charges of illegally importing 10 communication units and using them without permission. Police said they found several ‘walkie-talkie’ communicators in her home that she was not authorized to possess.
Thus, the trial has begun in secret, and the president deposed for the riot, Min Myint, who has been accused of violating the restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus, has also appeared through a screen by attending a campaign event last year. last.
This has been confirmed by Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Jin Maung Zau, after a day when the trial date had been repeatedly changed. At first, it was scheduled for Monday, although it was finally postponed to this Wednesday and, without prior notice, it was held this Tuesday.
On Wednesday, incidents have already begun to be recorded due to the demonstrations that for more than two weeks have flooded the streets of the Asian country to protest the takeover of power by the Army.
In Ragun, Burma’s largest city, traffic has been disrupted by thousands of protesters in the streets, according to the local daily Frontier Myanmar, which speaks of “hundreds of thousands” of protesters.
Suu Kyi and other senior officials in the country, including Burmese President Min Wyint, were arrested in the framework of the February 1 riot. After that, she was charged with an alleged violation of the Export and Import Law for some walkie talkies found in her home.
The coup took place hours before the new Parliament took office after the November elections, in which an opposition party linked to the Army denounced irregularities, although it did not present evidence to support its accusations.
Despite this, MPs from the National League for Democracy (NLD) subsequently took office in an informal ceremony and last week re-elected the then ‘de facto’ leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for a second term. Suu Kyi was arrested along with the country’s president, Win Myint, as part of the coup.
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