tirsdag 2. mars 2021

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court to face fresh charges

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen for the first time since she was detained in a military coup, after she appeared in court via video link. The ousted leader appeared to be in "good health" and asked to see her legal team, her lawyers say. Two new charges were announced against Ms Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the 1 February coup.

Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets again despite Sunday seeing the deadliest day yet with 18 killed. The deaths came as the military and police ramped up their response to demonstrations across the South East Asian nation over the weekend, firing into the crowds.