Myanmar's ousted leader is being tried by the military junta on a series of charges including corruption and inciting public unrest. According to her lawyer, the 76-year-old has asked for a less strenuous court schedule.
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.
The United States condemns a new charge slapped on Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and renews demands for her release. "We are disturbed by reports that the military has charged State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi with additional criminal acts," State Department spokesman Ned Price tells reporters.
The Burmese junta holds its first press conference since the coup on February 1 and says both ex-leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the president are "in good health". Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun also seeks to assure that the army "will proceed in accordance with the law."
AFP gained exclusive access to the National League for Democracy political party headquarters in Yangon that witnesses said was raided by security forces as a night curfew came into force last night. U Soe Win, the NLD HQ temporary representative shows the damage.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Monday.
31 May 2019
Young people in Myanmar were enamored by the promise of democracy when Suu Kyi took power. Now they wonder if there is any hope for the future, as dissenters are thrown in jail and the military calls the shots.