Myanmar court adjourns Suu Kyi hearing over internet issues -lawyer

Khin Maung Zaw, lawyer for detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, answers questions from the media after leaving Zabuthiri township court in Naypyidaw on March 15, 2021, as the country remains in turmoil six weeks after a military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

A court in military-ruled Myanmar was unable to hold a virtual hearing on Monday (March 15) for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of internet problems, and the hearing has been adjourned until March 24, the head of her legal team said.

Khin Maung Zaw also said, in a video message received by Reuters, that authorities had informed him the detained Nobel laureate was only permitted to be represented by two junior lawyers.

Suu Kyi has been detained since the coup and faces various charges, including the illegal importing of walkie-talkie radios and infringing coronavirus protocols. Last week, a charge related to accepting illegal payments was added to the list.

The army said it took power after its accusations of fraud in a Nov. 8 election won by Suu Kyi‘s party were rejected by the electoral commission. It has promised to hold a new election, but has not set a date.


Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Lost Password