Myanmar military slaps more charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar military slaps more charges against Aung San Suu Kyi
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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was slapped with two other criminal charges on Tuesday.

Suu Kyi appeared in the court through a video link. A month back the Myanmar military coup had triggered massive panic and protests.

The Myanmar military took charge on February 1 2021 and declared a state of emergency for one year.

This was in reaction to the general election which Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party won by a landslide.

Moreover, the armed forces had backed the opposition which was demanding a rerun of the vote.

However, the election commission had denied those claims on grounds of no evidence. Suu Kyi is reportedly under house arrest in Naypyidaw. Suu Kyi is facing obscure criminal charges.

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi?

She is the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero General Aung San. The coup comes in the wake of tensions between the civilian government and the military over an election. Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar was ruled by the military until 2011.

Suu Kyi was once seen as a beacon for human rights. Furthermore, Kyi, an activist gave up her freedom to challenge the ruthless army generals who ruled Myanmar for decades.

In 1991, she was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, while still under house arrest. She is hailed as an outstanding example of the power of the powerless.

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