Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘looks healthy’, says lawyer

YANGON: Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good well being on Wednesday (Mar 31) throughout a video assembly, certainly one of her legal professionals mentioned, because the United States ordered its non-essential embassy staff members to leave after weeks of violence over a Feb 1 coup.

The detained Nobel laureate, who has been in custody because the navy seized energy, had wished to satisfy legal professionals in individual and didn’t conform to a large dialogue by video within the presence of police, lawyer Min Min Soe informed Reuters by phone.

“Amay looks healthy, her skin complexion is good,” Min Min Soe mentioned, utilizing an affectionate time period which means “mother” to consult with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Only the authorized circumstances in opposition to her filed because the coup had been mentioned through the video convention, the lawyer mentioned.

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Anti-coup protesters throw garbage on a street

Anti-coup protesters throw rubbish on a avenue after activists launched a “garbage strike” in opposition to the navy rule in Yangon, Myanmar on Mar 30, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, was arrested the identical day the navy seized energy and faces costs that embody illegally importing six handheld radios and breaching coronavirus protocols.

The navy has additionally accused her of bribery in two latest information conferences.

Her legal professionals say the fees had been trumped up and dismissed the accusation of bribery as a joke.

The subsequent listening to in her case is on Thursday.

The navy seized energy saying that November elections gained by Aung San Suu Kyi’s social gathering had been fraudulent. The election fee mentioned the vote was honest.

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An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires, in Yangon

An anti-coup protester walks previous burning tires after activists launched a “garbage strike” in opposition to the navy rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on Mar 30, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)

Myanmar has been in turmoil because the reimposed navy rule after a decade of tentative steps in the direction of democracy.

At least 521 civilians have been killed in protests, 141 of them on Saturday, the bloodiest day of the unrest, based on the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

Fighting has additionally flared between the military and ethnic minority insurgents in frontier areas. Refugees fleeing the turmoil are searching for refuge in neighbouring nations.

The AAPP mentioned an extra eight folks had been killed on Tuesday, when 1000’s got here out to march in a number of cities, based on media and images on social media.

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Myanmar migrant workers protest against military junta, in Bangkok

Migrants protesting in opposition to the navy junta in Myanmar maintain an image of chief Aung San Suu Kyi, throughout a candlelight vigil at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 28, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva)

There had been additionally new candle-lit protests in a single day in a number of cities in defiance of a curfew and a minimum of one daybreak march on Wednesday, media reported.

There is rising concern in lots of nations about prospects for the nation with no signal of a path out of the disaster. The junta has not taken up presents from its Southeast Asian neighbours to assist discover a resolution.

The United States on Tuesday ordered the departure of non-emergency US authorities staff and their relations because of issues over civil unrest.

Police and a spokesman for the Myanmar junta didn’t reply calls searching for remark.


City-based opponents of navy rule have referred to as for a united entrance with rebel teams which have battled the federal government for many years for higher autonomy within the border areas.

The navy has defended its lengthy grip on energy by saying it’s the solely establishment able to holding the nation collectively.

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A Myanmar army frontline post is seen from a Thai side on the Thanlwin also known as Salween River

A Myanmar military frontline put up is seen from a Thai aspect on the Thanlwin also called Salween River financial institution in Mae Hong Son, Thailand on Mar 25, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun)

Myanmar’s oldest insurgent group, the Karen National Union (KNU), mentioned on Tuesday it was bracing for a serious authorities offensive on its areas of operation alongside the jap border with Thailand.

The KNU urged the worldwide neighborhood, Thailand particularly, to assist Karen folks fleeing the “onslaught” and referred to as for nations to chop ties with the junta to cease the violence in opposition to civilians.

Military plane bombed KNU fighters on the weekend, sending about 3,000 villagers into Thailand.

Thailand denied accusations from activists that refugees had been being pressured to return however a Thai border official mentioned the military was sending most individuals again as a result of it was deemed protected on the Myanmar aspect.

A spokesman for the UN refugee company mentioned it was involved about reviews folks had been being despatched again and it was searching for information from Thailand.

READ: As ethnic armies unite against coup, war returns to Myanmar’s borderlands

Anti-coup protester looks out through a barricade during a protest against the military rule, in Ya

An anti-coup protester appears out by way of a barricade throughout a protest in opposition to the navy rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on Mar 30, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)

Fighting has additionally elevated within the north between authorities forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), most lately with a KIA assault on police station early on Wednesday, the Kachin News Group mentioned.

People have additionally been crossing Myanmar’s northwestern border to hunt refuge in India, the place a border state withdrew an order to refuse refugees meals and shelter after a public outcry over the measure.

Western nations have condemned the coup and the violence and referred to as for Aung San Suu Kyi’s launch. Some have imposed restricted sanctions.

But these urgent for change have restricted leverage in a rustic that was largely remoted for many years below strict navy rule, and which retains the help of nations like Russia and China.

In Washington, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned overseas nations and corporations with vital investments in enterprises that help Myanmar’s navy ought to rethink these stakes.

He mentioned the latest violence was “reprehensible” and adopted a sample of “increasingly disturbing and even horrifying violence” in opposition to demonstrators opposing navy rule.


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