YANGON: Ousted Myanmar civilian chief Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new prison prices in a court docket look by way of video hyperlink on Monday, a month after a army coup triggered relentless mass protests.
Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on February 1, and her look got here as demonstrators took to the streets once more throughout the nation in defiance of an escalation of lethal pressure by the junta.
No less than 18 individuals died on Sunday as troops and police fired reside rounds at demonstrators in cities throughout Myanmar, in line with the United Nations, which cited its personal credible data.
Suu Kyi, 75, was already going through obscure prison prices for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies, in addition to violating coronavirus restrictions by staging a marketing campaign occasion throughout final 12 months’s election.
She is now additionally accused of breaching communications legal guidelines in addition to intent to incite public unrest, her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw stated. “We can not say for positive what number of extra instances Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will face on this interval,” he informed reporters in Naypyidaw. “Something can occur on this nation at the moment.”
Suu Kyi has reportedly been saved beneath home arrest within the capital of Naypyidaw, an remoted metropolis that the army constructed throughout a earlier dictatorship.
The army has justified its takeover, which ended a decade-long democratic experiment, with unfounded allegations of widespread fraud in final November’s nationwide elections, which Suu Kyi’s Nationwide League for Democracy received in a landslide.
A whole lot of hundreds of individuals have taken to streets often over the previous month to oppose the coup. Regardless of Sunday’s bloodshed protesters had been defiant—some citing a way of obligation to their kids’s future.