In Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing for the first time since she and other officials were deposed in a February 1 military coup. She faces a range of charges that the U.N. and others have condemned as politically motivated, including illegally possessing walkie-talkies and violating a state secrets law. Suu Kyi’s legal team says she has no access to newspapers and is only partly aware of events that have taken place since her arrest. A local rights group says over 800 people have been killed and 4,300 arrested since February 1 as mass protests shook the country. Meanwhile, rebel fighters said they killed dozens of Burmese security force members over the weekend.
Deposed Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Appears in Court for First Time Since February 1 Coup
HeadlineMay 24, 2021