Myanmar court defers verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi trial

A judge in Myanmar court deferred the verdict against the country’s ousted civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing a series of rulings from 27- December.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, who was detained in a military coup in February, is facing 11 charges and maximum imprisonment of more than 100 years. However, Suu Kyi denies all charges.
The junta has barred all five of her lawyers from speaking to the news media, saying that their communications could “destabilize the country.”

The court had been due to rule on charges of possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies and a set of signal jammers, that were found from her. From a source who is connected with the matter said, the judge did not give any reason for the deferral.

Apart from this, Suu Kyi was sentenced on December 6 to four years in jail for incitement and breaching coronavirus rules by the court. However, her sentence was later reduced to a two-year term of detention in her undisclosed location.

Suu Kyi’s supporters say that all the cases filed against her are baseless and are just filed to end her political career and to lay her up in legal proceedings.

For many of her supporters, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was seen as the only politician who could lead Myanmar toward full democracy. The country had been ruled by the military for half a century since 1962. After Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was elected in 2015, she was forced to share power with the army, which appointed 25 per cent of Parliament. Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since her detention on February 1.

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