Myanmar military slaps Suu Kyi with another charge

ANKARA: Myanmar’s military regime on Monday filed another lawsuit against ousted state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of “violating natural disaster law.”

“A new charge of violating natural disaster law was added to charges … bringing the total to six cases,” Myanmar Now news agency quoted her lawyer as saying.

At her latest court hearing, Suu Kyi, who appeared via video link, also asked to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person.

Charges against the de facto leader of the National League for Democracy, Myanmar’s former ruling party, include possessing illegal walkie-talkies, violating COVID-19 guidelines, as well as breaking an official secrets law.

The hearing came as opponents of the Feb. 1 military coup called for a show of defiance during Thingyan, the upcoming Buddhist New Year holiday.

The military junta has used brutal methods to quell a growing protest movement against its rule.

According to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, security forces have killed at least 706 people since the takeover. 


Categories: Uncategorized

Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.