Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in good health, lawyer says
31 March 2021 | 3:19 pm
Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be in good health despite two months of detention, her legal team says as diplomatic pressure on the military junta ramped up.
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