Protesters hold up the three finger salute next to a portrait of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on 24 February 2021/ AFP

Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared via video in a Naypyidaw court on Monday to face charges the international community widely believes are frivolous.

Her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, told AFP the 75-year-old appeared healthy during the court hearing.

She had not been seen in public since the coup on 1 February.

Suu Kyi is facing obscure criminal charges for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies as well as violating coronavirus restrictions by staging a campaign event during last year’s election.

The veteran human rights lawyer said he had been unable to speak with his client ahead of the hearing.

– AFP

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