February 16, 2021
Demonstrators hold placards with the image of Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer
Myanmar police have filed a second charge against former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after the military deposed her and seized power in a coup on Feb. 1, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
She has already been charged with importing walkie talkies, but lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told local media she was facing a second charge of violating the country’s Natural Disaster Law.
He said Suu Kyi had met with a judge on a videocall due to COVID-19 regulations, but lawyers could not attend because they had not been granted power of attorney.
Asked about her health, Khin Maung Zaw said: “No news is good news. We haven’t heard or received bad news.”
The date of the next court hearing will be March 1, he added.
Writing by Poppy Elena McPherson; Editing by Alex Richardson