MYANMAR’S AUNG SAN SUU KYI FACES TRIAL

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer Khin Maung Zaw announced on Friday, that the Junta in Myanmar was going to put the ousted leader on trial that could put her in prison for decades. The 76 year old leader and Nobel laureate could face trial for corruption. She is currently on trial for sedition, violating corona restrictions during polls and illegally importing walkie talkies. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since the National League for Democracy was disposed by the military by a coup in February that gave rise to massive crackdown on protest and dissent.

Her lawyer said her trail will begin on 1 October, on corruption in the capital Naypyidaw. Apparently, the NLD is planning to ‘get her out of the picture’, says the lawyer, reported the Hindu. The ongoing trials were delayed due to corona virus upsurge. The trial proceedings will go on when Suu Kyi is in an unknown location. The Junta has also charged her with illegally accepting payments of gold and violating the colonial secrecy law. Journalists have also been restricted from attending the legal proceedings, which has raised concerns.

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