The head of Myanmar’s military government said on Saturday that the ousted leader
Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health and will be presented in court in the coming days.
“She is at her home and is healthy. She is going to face trial in court in a few days, “junta leader Min Aung Hling said in a virtual interview with Hong Kong-based broadcaster Phoenix Television on May 20, parts of which were released on Saturday. Since then. This was his first interview. On February 1, Sui Chi was overthrown.
Suu Kyi faces a number of criminal charges, including holding a walkie-talkie without a license, violating COVID-19 restrictions, violating telecommunications laws, and inciting to create public unrest. He has also been accused of accepting $ 600,000 in illegal payments by the junta.
The coup created a crisis in the South East Asian country, leading to deadly hostile demonstrations and clashes between several armed ethnic groups and the ruling junta.
According to local media reports, one such group, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), attacked a military outpost in Sagging area early Saturday. A KIA spokesman confirmed the attack with the Reuters news agency but did not provide details.
Junta leaders have tried to justify their coup by saying that the election won by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy on 8 November was fraudulent, an allegation the Election Commission rejected.
The protesters are demanding the return of the civilian government that led Sui Chi’s 10-year democratic reforms.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors casualties and arrests, the government has executed more than 800 protesters and spectators to suppress protests since the takeover.
When the army ousted Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy government, it detained Suu Kyi and President Vin Mint and enforced martial law in Myanmar.