Myanmar: Junta Imposes Fresh Charges on Aung San Suu Kyi

Source: The Diplomat

“Myanmar’s military junta has heaped more legal charges onto the head of the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, nearly six months after it overthrew her government in a coup. … Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested during the coup on February 1 and has since been held in an undisclosed location, most likely in the capital Naypyidaw. Since then, the junta has pasted her with a raft of charges, including causing ‘fear and alarm,’ the illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios, violating COVID-19 protocols, and unspecified breaches of the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. She has also been accused of illegally accepting $600,000 cash and 11 kilograms of gold from the former chief minister of the Yangon Region, a political ally.” (07/13/21)