The deposed Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not be present on Monday at the resumption of the trial against her, which the coronavirus, her lawyer reports, have delayed. Due to corona, the process was halted for two months.
Suu Kyi returned home after a hearing with her legal team for getting motion sickness, her lawyer Min Min Soe said. “She hasn’t been in a car for the past two months. That’s why she suffered from that ailment today. She said she had to go back home to rest. We are really concerned about her health,” added Min Min Soe up.
Suu Kyi was overthrown by the military in February this year in a coup that sparked a mass popular uprising. Government forces have since killed more than 1,000 civilians, according to a local monitoring group. The politician is under house arrest and is being prosecuted for all kinds of criminal offences. She faces a 10-year prison sentence.
The press is not allowed to attend the trial of Suu Kyi, who is also accused of sedition, accepting illegal payments of gold and violating an old secrecy law.
The military rulers have defended the takeover by claiming massive fraud had been committed during the 2020 elections, which won Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy by a large majority.