Myanmar: Suu Kyi verdicts on incitement, Covid-19 rules, pushed to December 6

A filephoto of Suu Kyi. A Myanmar junta court on November 30, 2021 postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a source close to the case told AFP.

YANGON, Nov 30 (dpa): Verdicts regarding charges of incitement and violating Covid-19 regulations against ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been postponed to next week, according to sources with the knowledge of proceedings.

The verdicts are now expected to be delivered on Monday.

Suu Kyi, 76, was arrested hours before a coup on February 1, as the military overthrew the country's democratically elected civilian leaders and once again put the country under military rule.

She faces charges on 11 offences, including violating foreign trade laws, violating coronavirus measures, inciting sedition, and corruption. Together, they carry a combined maximum sentence of 101 years.

Her lawyers refute the charges and her supporters claim that the charges are politically motivated, an attempt to keep her out of politics for the rest of her life.

Her cases have been heard along with those of co-defendant Win Myint, the ousted president, at a court in Naypyitaw since June.

Myanmar has been in a political turmoil since the coup, with the military struggling with resistance forces, who have fought back with everything from peaceful street protests and civil disobedience movements to armed revolution with hundreds of local resistance forces fighting soldiers across the country.

According to the rights group the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, more than 10,000 people have been arrested and almost 1,300 people killed since the coup was launched. - dpa

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