Depicted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears to be in good health despite her months of imprisonment. Her lawyers say this on Wednesday based on conversations with the 75-year-old Nobel Prize winner.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since the military took power in early February. She is prosecuted for all kinds of criminal offenses. She has not appeared in public since the coup.
One of her attorneys was given permission to speak to her via video connection on Wednesday. The counsel was watched by officers at a police station in the capital Nay Pyi Taw during the conversation. Aung San Suu Kyi is said to have asked her guards for a personal meeting with her lawyer.
The situation in Myanmar is still explosive. According to witnesses, security forces regularly shoot at demonstrating civilians demanding the restoration of democracy. In recent weeks, an estimated 520 civilians were killed in protests.
The military’s violent action led to international criticism and sanctions. For example, the United States announced on Wednesday that non-essential diplomatic personnel will be recalled from the Asian country.