The de facto head of government is already charged with allegedly illegal import-export deals. The police are now accusing Aung San Suu Kyi of further violations.
The military junta in Myanmar has brought another indictment against the previous de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who is under house arrest, is also accused of violating the “Law on the Management of Natural Disasters,” said her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw. Accordingly, a court date was set for March 1, which should be broadcast via video.
A judge heard Suu Kyi by video call on Tuesday, Khin Maung Zaw said. Wednesday was initially mentioned as the court date. Her lawyer said she was not allowed to represent her. He has also not been able to meet his client so far.
The disempowered Aung San Suu Kyi had already been charged with violating import-export rules after her arrest because radios had been found in her house during a raid.
Military spokesman Zaw Min Tun said Tuesday that Suu Kyi and the also disempowered President Win Myin are in “good health”. “It’s not that they have been arrested; they are just staying in their homes.”