Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial has been defeated by the junta over her use of deadly force against protesters by her elected government. Criticism by the High Commissioner is set to begin on Monday as rejected.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the Janta F1 seized power and Suu Kyi and other senior members of her party, continued daily protests and detained fighting between the armed forces and ethnic minority guerrilla forces and militias.
Suu Kyi, 75, violated coronavirus regulations when she won an unlicensed walkie-talkie in the election campaign last November and is due to face trial on Monday.
The first trial is expected to run until the end of July, his lawyer said.
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has faced more serious allegations, including a breach of official secrets of the law and further persuasion, intended to take gold worth 600,000,000 and 11.4kg from the former Yangon chief minister.
His legal team has denied allegations of wrongdoing, and his chief lawyer, Khin Mong Zhao, has said the latest corruption allegations are “unreasonable.”
Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement that the allegations against Suu Kyi were “falsely politically motivated” and had to be dropped, which would establish her speedy and unconditional release.
The military says Suu Kyi’s party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about two thirds of the support.
Myanmar’s security forces have killed at least 862 people during their crackdown on protests since the coup, although the number of juntas disputed, according to the Association for the Support of an Active Working Group of Political Prisoners.
Democrats took to the streets of Yangon’s main city on Monday, chanting “Revolutionary war, we participate”, according to social media posts.
Some activists said they planned to organize a series of strikes and demonstrations on Monday to conclude with the birthday of Che Guevara, a Latin American revolutionary who became an international icon after his death.