Myanmar’s exiled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was beaten on Tuesday on another charge. The military shut down the Internet twice in a row in an attempt to crush the anti-coup uprising.
Two weeks after the general expelled Shu Qi and put him under house arrest in the administrative capital, Naypyidaw, the metropolis and isolated village communities also rebelled openly.
The military justified its seizure of power by insisting on widespread fraudulent voting in the November elections won by the Shu Qi party.
After being detained in a dawn attack on February 1, the day of the coup, she was charged under ambiguous import and export laws over a walkie-talkie found at home during the search.
A Nobel laureate lawyer told AFP on Tuesday that he had been charged with a second charge for violating national disaster management laws.
“She was charged under Article 8 of the Import and Export Act and Article 25 of the Natural Disaster Management Act,” Khin Maung Zaw told AFP.
It was unclear how the disaster law was applied in Soo Chi’s case, but President Win Myint (also 2) was testified in connection with a campaign event claiming that military junta broke coronavirus-related restrictions. Used for) (arrested on the 1st of the month).
Khin Maung Zaw added that Suu Kyi and WinMyint, who haven’t been in contact yet, will appear in a video conference during the March 1 trial.
According to military spokesman Zaw Min Tun, both defendants were in “safer places” and “health.”
“They weren’t arrested. They’re staying at their home,” the general, who became the country’s deputy intelligence minister after the coup, said at a press conference on Tuesday.
However, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab has blown up the accusation and repeatedly called for the release of Shu Qi and other detained politicians.
“The accusations against Aung San Suu Kyi are politically motivated,” he said in a statement, warning that “we guarantee that the person responsible will be held liable.”
More than 420 people have been arrested since the coup, according to a list of confirmed detentions from a surveillance group of the Political Criminal Assistance Association.
Security forces have been increasingly using force to quell disobedience campaigns that encourage large-scale street protests and civil servant strikes nationwide.
Recently, the military has spread all over the country.
Rubber bullets, tear gas, and even slingshots are being used against protesters, and in one demonstration in Mandalay on Monday, police beat journalists hours before authorities cut off Internet access again.
“They shut down the internet because they wanted to do bad things,” said Win Thun, 44, who lives in the commercial capital of Yangon.
“We didn’t sleep all night so we could see what would happen.”
On Tuesday morning, the crowd returned to the city of Yangon and across the country.
“I want more people to participate in the protest. We don’t want to be seen as weak,” said college student Thwe Ei Sann.
A large crowd blocked the railroad tracks outside Mawlamyine to prevent trains to Yangon from leaving the port city.
Many national train drivers participate in coup boycotts, frustrating military junta efforts to reopen the railway network after the Covid-19 shutdown.
Over the weekend, Yangon residents used tree trunks to block police cars sent to bring impressive railroad workers back to the station.
The international community has unleashed a torrent of criticism of the leaders of Myanmar’s new military junta, which claims to have legally seized power.
“The current development of Myanmar is not what China wants,” the Chinese ambassador to Myanmar said on Tuesday.
He added that Beijing had a good relationship with Shu Qi’s National League for Democracy.
So far, only the United States has issued targeted sanctions on generals, calling on them to relinquish power.
Military spokesman Zaw Min Tun said “sanctions are expected” and that the administration will continue to “maintain friendly relations” with the international community.
UN Ambassador Christine Schlaner Bergener told Second Army Soe Win on Monday that a power outage in the administration’s network would “damage the principles of core democracy,” according to a spokesman.
UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews told AFP on Monday that he did not expect Shu Qi’s court hearing to be fair.
“There’s nothing fair about military junta. It’s a theater,” Andrews said.
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