Aung San Suu Kyi trial: Concern mounting for Myanmar's deposed leader

Deposed politician is being tried of corruption before courts nominally independent, but packed with lawyers, judges and court officials trained under the military.

Myanmar's State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi during the ceremonial reception in her honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.Photo:PTI
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Aung San Suu Kyi faces seven separate indictments.

Anna Plunkett | The Conversation
Concern for the future of Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is mounting after her appearance in a purpose-built courtroom in the country’s capital Naypyidaw at the start of what is expected to be a seven-week trial. Since the coup on February 1, little has been seen of Aung San Suu Kyi, and her future appears uncertain after the initial court proceedings.
Initially charged with the illegal possession of walkie-talkies, charges against the pro-democracy leader have escalated dramatically. She now stands accused of various counts of corruption that, if she is

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First Published: Jun 18 2021 | 9:57 AM IST

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