Aung San Suu Kyi to stand trial from next week

Impeached Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to stand trial next week. She is facing an eclectic raft of charges as explained by her lawyer.

Among the charges; possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies and flouting covid-19 restrictions during the election campaigns.

As a result, Myanmar has been in an uproar since the coup began on February 1, 2021. To this effect, a local monitoring group reports that 850 people are recorded dead since then.

The Junta is now hitting Suu Kyi with a string of criminal charges. The most serious states; violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Her trial will start on June 14 and end on 26 July, according to her legal team.

Though Suu Kyi is under house arrest, her lawyers are not meeting with her. “We will get testimonies from plaintiffs and witnesses starting from next hearing,” Lawyer Min Min Soe said.

This is not Suu Kyi’s first house arrest, as she previously served more than 15 years under house arrest before being set free in 2010.

Nevertheless, Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing is justifying his power grab, by citing alleged electoral fraud in the November Poll.

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