tirsdag 16. november 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi being treated well: Myanmar army

Myanmar's military has told the BBC that authorities are not mistreating ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The 76-year-old former leader has not been seen in public since a February military coup removed her from office. The BBC's interview with military spokesman Major General Zaw Min Tun comes after the release of US journalist Danny Fenster who had been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Dozens of journalists and thousands of people have been held since the coup. Maj Gen Zaw Min Tun said Ms Suu Kyi was being kept well in detention. "I mean we let her live with her own people in a house although she is under house arrest," he said. "We try our best for her, what she wants or whatever she wants to eat." Ms Suu Kyi has been charged with breaking a colonial-era official secrets law. She also faces corruption charges and possessing illegal walkie-talkies. On Tuesday, state media reported she was facing an additional charge: electoral fraud, relating to the 2020 elections her party won by a landslide.