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Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Charges of ‘Incitement’ in First Court Testimony

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Chaini Parwani –

Published On: October 27, 2021 at 12:24 IST

Aung San Suu Kyi, the popularly-elected leader of Myanmar who was eliminated by the military, has declined an accusation of Incitement to cause public alarm in her first Testimony before a Court since February coup plunged the Country into disturbance and ended a decade of Democratic Reform.

Aung San Suu Kyi Denied a charge of Incitement pertaining to two statements that her party published in February that criticized the Military Regime and called on International Organisations not to work with them.

A representative of Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence team commented that Aung San Suu Kyi “Was able to defend her innocence very well.”

Further the Advocate representing Aung San Suu Kyi declined to reveal further details because the Military has Prohibited Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team from commenting to the media about the Trial.

The Generals retarded Aung San Suu Kyi and Senior members of the Civilian Government hours before Myanmar’s new Parliament was seated following the General Election in November.

The Coup provoked nationwide protests and a Mass Civil Disobedience Movement, to which the Military responded with force. More than 1,000 people, including children, were killed, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a Rights Group that has been tracing Deaths and Arrests since the action.

Aung San Suu Kyi is Accused of 10 other charges, including Illegally Owning Walkie-Talkies, Breaking Coronavirus Rules and Violating the Official Secrets Act

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw received a gag Order from the Military Authorities earlier this month. Khin Maung Zaw reported that Myanmar’s deposed President Win Myint had sworn in Court that the Military had tried to force him to relinquish power hours before the coup and warned him he could be seriously harmed if he refused.

Aung San Suu Kyi is being held at an undisclosed location and attended Tuesday’s Hearings at a specially built Court in Naypyidaw, the Southeast Asian country’s capital.

If Convicted of all charges, Suu Kyi could be Jailed for up to 102 years.

Also read: Myanmar Court resumes hearings against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi