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Canada Myanmar: New allegations against Aung San Suu Kyi after military coup.

20:05  01 march  2021
20:05  01 march  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

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The disempowered Prime Minister of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces prison sentence. The federal government has condemned the military's actions against demonstrators "in the strongest possible way."

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One month after the military coup in Myanmar , the judiciary has raised new allegations against the disempowered head of government Aung San Suu Kyi . This became known after an interrogation to which the 75-year-old was connected to video from house arrest on Monday. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate should now be prosecuted for two further alleged offenses, including incitement to riot, reported the news portal "Myanmar Now", citing a lawyer from Suu Kyi's team.

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The demonstrations against the military junta continue despite the increasingly brutal crackdown on the part of the security forces. At least 18 people were killed and more than 30 injured in nationwide protests on Sunday, according to the United Nations. The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are discussing the crisis in a special online meeting this Tuesday. Federal government condemns actions "strongly"

The federal government condemns actions against peaceful demonstrators "strongly". The situation is "disconcerting," said government spokesman

Steffen Seibert . It is necessary to allow a return to democracy within the framework of a dialogue. The spokesman for the Federal Foreign Office, Christofer Burger, said that further possible sanctions would be discussed with the EU states.

Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar accused of inciting rioting

 Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar accused of inciting rioting Myanmar's disempowered de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi was accused of two further offenses in court on Monday. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be charged with "inciting a riot" and for violating a telecommunications law, her lawyer told reporters in the capital Naypyidaw. The 75-year-old, who has not been seen in public since her arrest in the military coup on February 1, had been switched to the courtroom by video.

There are now four lawsuits against Suu Kyi. She was also not allowed to be represented by a lawyer during her second interrogation. Min Min Soe from her defense team, who was watching the video switch, said the politician was apparently in good health. “She said at the hearing that she wanted to meet with her lawyer. The judge told her that he was working on it, ”said Min Min Soe. Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since she was detained. She has been under house arrest for more than 15 years in the past.

The charge of inciting rioting would result in up to two years imprisonment, according to »Myanmar Now«. The second new lawsuit is about the possession or use of telecommunications equipment that requires a license, it said. There is also a threat of prison for this. Suu Kyi have already been accused of having acted against the import-export law and the civil protection law.

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International has received new criticism. The deputy FDP parliamentary group chairman

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff declared in Berlin: »The list of allegations by the military against (...) is being extended. It doesn't make it any more credible. ”Suu Kyi must be released. Observers believe that the military junta wants to keep the politician, who is very popular with the people, off the political stage in the long term. The next court date was set for March 15, it said.

The army in Myanmar had taken power on the night of February 1st and declared a one-year state of emergency. Numerous politicians from Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party have been taken into custody.

"The Asean states - especially

Indonesia , Malaysia and Thailand - should try to support the democratic aspirations of the people in Myanmar through targeted sanctions against the country's military regime and its economic empire," demanded the society for Threatened Peoples (STP). A peaceful and democratic Myanmar is important for the entire region. "Without targeted pressure, the military junta will continue its brutal course and there will be many more deaths."

Junta accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption .
The disempowered de facto head of government is said to have illegally accepted gold and US $ 600,000. Once again the military held out the prospect of elections. © Ye Aung Thu / AFP / Getty Images The protests against the arrest of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate do not end. The military leadership in Myanmar accuses the deposed de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi of bribery.

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