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Aung San Suu Kyi appears by videoconference in court, “in good health”

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Burmese protesters in Thailand demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. – Fu Ting/AP/SIPA

Former Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, held in secrecy by the junta since her arrest on February 1, is appearing in court on Monday by video conference and appears “in good health”, her lawyer told AFP.

The hearing has started and my client is “on video conference and appears to be in good health,” Khin Maung Zaw said. The 75-year-old ex-leader is on trial for illegally importing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions.

Violent repression

Meanwhile, the United Nations has “credible information” that at least 18 people were killed Sunday by security forces who opened fire to disperse pro-democracy rallies in several cities of the country.

AFP has been able to confirm at this stage from an independent source at least eight deaths, but some reports highlight an even heavier toll than that announced by the UN.

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