Myanmar’s ousted State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in court in person on Monday for the first time
since the military seized power and detained her, confirmed one of her lawyers.
Later in the day Myanmar’s state-run television aired a photo of Suu Kyi in court, marking the first time that a photo of her has been released by millitary-controlled media since the Feb. 1 coup.
The Chief lawyer representing Suu Kyi, Min Min Soe said that he along with four other lawyers met her at a room of a court in the capital Naypyitaw for 30 minutes.
After the meeting, Suu Kyi and the lawyers attended a court session held at another facility set up as a special court.
“The judge did not ask any questions to Suu Kyi, telling her and the lawyers that her cases will be discussed at the next court session scheduled on June 7,” said Min Soe.
Suu Kyi is facing several charges including illegally importing walkie-talkies, flouting coronavirus restrictions and spreading information that fanned social unrest.
Suu Kyi was separately charged at a Yangon court with violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.