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Lawyers: Removed Myanmar leader in good health


More than 520 civilians have already been killed in cracking down on protests since the military coup in the country on 1 February, calling for the return of the elected government.

The violent response of the junta has been condemned by the international community, provoking threats from some of Myanmar’s many armed ethnic groups to retaliate.

Diplomatic pressure on the military junta is also increasing. The U.S. State Department has ordered leaving Myanmar to unnecessary diplomats and their families, and Japan, an important donor to Myanmar, has suspended new aid payments.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, has not been in the public eye since Feb. 1, when the military removed and detained her.

However, Minas Minas Soe, a member of her law team, was summoned to a police station in the capital, Neipide, on Wednesday to attend a video meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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The eliminated leader was presented with a chain of criminal charges; if she is convicted, she may be barred from working in political positions for life.

“Physical [Aung San Suu Kyi] the situation looked good, judging by the way she looked on the screen, ”her lawyers said in a statement.

Aung San Suu Kyi noted that there were police officers next to the lawyer and guards with her during the meeting, the statement said. Lawyers added that the Nobel Peace Prize winner asked if this was legal.



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