Aung San Suu Kyi Appeared in Court

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Elected Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court on Monday. Suu Kyi appeared in good health and met with her legal team before the hearing, attorney Thae Maung Maung said.

 

The junta suspects her of violating the corona rules during the election campaign, and her party is suspected of fraud in the elections. It was the first time she had been seen in public since the coup on February 1.

Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said last week that Suu Kyi is safe and healthy. She is under house arrest and appeared in court only via video link until Monday.

Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the elections by force majeure in November 2020. The army party lost many seats, after which the army leadership soon came up with unproven claims of fraud.

Since the coup, things have been troubled in Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the takeover. Those protests are brutally crushed, killing more than 800.

Armed groups have recently started fighting against the army. On Sunday, dozens of soldiers were killed in multiple attacks.

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