State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.(REUTERS)
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.(REUTERS)

Day 2 of trial: Suu Kyi confronts sedition charges

  • Suu Kyi and other members of her government and National League for Democracy party were arrested by the military after its February 1 coup.
Agencies | , Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 03:32 AM IST

Prosecutors in the trial of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi presented arguments on Tuesday that she incited public disorder and flouted coronavirus restrictions.

Suu Kyi and other members of her government and National League for Democracy party were arrested by the military after its February 1 coup.

Her lawyers declined to tell journalists many details of the trial in the courtroom in the capital, Naypyidaw, after the second day of proceedings, but said Suu Kyi was “very strong” and followed the process with close interest.

“She carefully listens to what the prosecutor says and she even discusses some points with us during the session,” said one of her lawyers, Min Min Soe.

Tuesday’s session covered a sedition charge brought against her along with a second count of violating Covid-19 restrictions. Under house arrest and not seen bar a handful of court appearances, she has been hit with a raft of charges, including accepting illegal payments of gold and violating a secrecy law. If convicted of all charges, she faces more than a decade in jail.

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