onsdag 3. mars 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi hit with more charges as defiant protesters return to Myanmar streets

Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with more charges Monday, as protesters Read morereturned to the streets in a show of defiance following the deadliest day since the military seized power in a coupin early February.

Suu Kyi appeared in a court hearing via video conference where she was charged with two more counts. One under Myanmar's colonial-era penal code prohibiting publishing information that may "cause fear or alarm," and another under a telecommunications law stipulating licenses for equipment, her lawyer said according to Reuters.

Suu Kyi, who has not been seen by the public or her lawyers since she was detained, appeared to be in good health, lawyer Min Min Soe told Reuters. He added that she had requested to see her legal team during the hearing.