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Suu Kyi appears in court on video

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen for the first time since she was detained in a military...

👤 H K Badal1 March 2021 4:05 PM GMT
Suu Kyi appears in court on video
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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been seen for the first time since she was detained in a military coup on Feb 1, as she appeared in court via video link.

The ousted leader appeared to be in "good health" and asked to see her legal team, her lawyers say.

Two new charges were announced against Ms Suu Kyi, who was arrested after the coup.

Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets again despite Sunday seeing the deadliest day yet with 18 killed.

The deaths came as the military and police ramped up their response to demonstrations across the South East Asian nation over the weekend, firing into the crowds.

But protesters defied the crackdown on Mar 1, demanding the elected government be restored and Ms Suu Kyi and other leaders of her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), be released from detention.

The military says it seized power because of alleged fraud in November's general elections, which saw the NLD win by a landslide.

It has provided no proof of these allegations - instead, it has replaced the Election Commission and promised fresh polls in a year.