Myanmar's overthrown civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with two new criminal charges when she appeared in court via video link on Monday. Myanmar military took over power a month ago triggering massive protests.
Suu Kyi was already facing criminal charges for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies, as well as violating coronavirus restrictions by staging a campaign event during last year's election. She is now also accused of a violation of communications laws as well as intent to incite public unrest, her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said. The lawyer added that there was no certainty of how many more cases Suu Kyi will face further.
Suu Kyi has been detained since February 1, and her appearance came as demonstrators took to the streets again across the country, protesting against the military coup and demanding the release of all the detained political leaders.