Status: 05/24/2021 11:30 am.
The disabled head of government of Myanmar has not been seen in public since his arrest nearly four months ago. Aung San Suu Kyi is now appearing in court and meeting her legal team for the first time.
The ousted Myanmar Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi approached her lawyers for the first time since the change of military regime in early February. The 75-year-old appeared in court for the first time. Earlier, according to attorney Tha Mung Mong, he was in a separate room for half an hour to consult with his security team. “He is in good health,” the lawyer said.
President Vin Mind was approached by defense attorneys, and he was appointed. The judge adjourned the actual hearing to June 7.
Suu Kyi has been under house arrest by the military since the coup and has not been seen in public. According to the military junta, he was charged with illegally importing walkie-talkies and violating a state secret law from colonial times, as well as various crimes, including corona activities. The most serious charge so far is “inciting riots.” In the opinion of human rights activists, the allegations are allegedly framed to ignore the Nobel Peace Prize.
All of the previous court appointments were made by video conversion without Suu Kyi being able to speak with her defense attorneys. According to a report, the disabled politician insisted that 30 minutes was not enough to discuss all the cases with his lawyers. So he asked them to request another appointment with the judge. Sookie sent her congratulations to the people.
Last week, the military threatened to disband Sookie’s NLD party. For this purpose, he knew that the NLD was established for the people; As long as there are people, there will be NLT.
Hundreds of deaths in struggles
The party won the election last November by a huge margin; The military talked about election fraud and made excuses on February 1. Since then most of the country has joined the legal non-cooperation movement.
About 850 protesters were killed by security forces during protests against the seizure of power. The military is trying to contain the protests by all means, but in recent weeks there have been casualties on the part of the security forces, with weapons growing in one area of the protest.
Sookie was under house arrest for a total of 15 years. After the introduction of democratic reforms, he became the real head of government in 2016. He is very popular with the people. Observers believe it must have been too dangerous for the generals who ruled former Burma with iron fists for decades.
With information from Lena Botween,