Aung San Suu Kyi makes first in-person appearance at court

Aung San Suu Kyi makes first in-person appearance at court
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, appeared in court in person for the first time on Monday since her arrest.

She was under house arrest since the military arrested her following a coup on February 1.

As per the reports, Suu Kyi was able to meet with her defence team for about 30 minutes. The hearing took place at a special court set up inside the city council building in Naypyitaw.

Suu Kyi had previously made court appearances only via video links. Also, she was not allowed to meet in person with any of her lawyers.

The court hearings for Monday concerned several of six charges she faces. The most serious charge remains to breach the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

The military junta Tatmadaw has accused Suu Kyi of corruption. It puts that there is evidence that she took bribes.

In April the military junta had met with ASEAN leaders to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

ASEAN had even issued a ‘five-point consensus’ statement calling for ‘immediate cessation of violence’ and a visit to Myanmar by a regional special envoy.

Although resistance to the junta rule is still non-violent in Myanmar. But the crackdown on dissent is severe and turns nonviolent, claiming several lives.

World countries have condemned the Tatmadaw’s sudden grab of power in this way. Since February 1, 2021, Myanmar has been living under military rule.

The country is now experiencing stifling dissent and detention of pro-democracy leaders. Myanmar citizens have seen protests against eh military rule in favour of an elected government.

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