Myanmar's ousted president faces two new charges: lawyer


File photo of ousted Myanmar president Win Myint reviewng the honor guard during his welcome ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand in 2018. - Reuters

YANGON (Reuters): Myanmar's ousted President Win Myint is facing two new charges, his lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said on Wednesday (March 3), including a breach of the constitution that is punishable by up to three years on prison.

Win Myint was arrested on Feb 1 along with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi just hours before the military seized power in a coup. Win Myint is also facing charges over violating protocols to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said Win Myint's trial date is not known.

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