Aung San Suu Kyi To Appear In A Myanmar Court On Monday, Junta Leader Says

Aung San Suu Kyi To Appear In A Myanmar Court On Monday, Junta Leader Says

Myanmar's junta leader Min Aung Hlaing says deposed elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was healthy at home and would appear in court in a few days, in his first interview since overthrowing her in a February 1 coup.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • A Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her long struggle against previous military rulers, Suu Kyi is among more than 4,000 people detained since the coup.
  • Suu Kyi's next court appearance is due on Monday in the capital, Naypyidaw. So far, she has appeared only by video link and has yet to be allowed to speak directly to her lawyers.
  • She faces charges that range from illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios to violating a state secrets law.
  • The junta has cited security reasons for not allowing her to speak to her lawyers in private at a time when the military authorities have not yet established control of the country.
  • The junta faces daily protests, strikes, and renewed insurgencies.

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