Deposed Myanmar chief Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with a brand new authorized cost Thursday, her first on-line arraignment in instances introduced by the army regime that overthrew her elected authorities on Feb. 1, mentioned her legal professionals, certainly one of whom quoted her as saying she had “prayed for the well being of the individuals.”
Aung San Suu Kyi, underneath home arrest within the capital Naypyidaw, now faces a cost underneath the Authorities Secrets and techniques Act within the largest metropolis Yangon, Khin Maung Zaw, the chief of her protection staff instructed RFA, including “the reason being nonetheless unknown.”
She was arraigned Thursday on 4 different expenses for alleged incitement and sedition, violation of telecommunication legal guidelines, possession of unlicensed walkie-talkie radios, and violation of the Pure Catastrophe Administration Regulation for breaching COVID-19 pandemic restrictions through the 2020 election marketing campaign.
Min Min Soe, certainly one of her junior legal professionals, mentioned that she met on-line with Aung San Suu Kyi and two different detained senior leaders, president Win Myint and Naypyidaw Mayor Dr. Myo Aung, and all seemed to be in good well being.
“Aung San Suu Kyi was not allowed to talk about the present political scenario, however she mentioned that she prayed for the well being of the individuals,” mentioned lawyer Min Min Soe. The three leaders’ subsequent listening to will probably be on April 12.
The trials of civilian leaders deposed and detained two months earlier inched ahead as a pair of warehouse fires many in Myanmar seen as suspicions destroyed two military-owned malls n Yangon, the previous capital and industrial heart.
Gandamar Complete Sale Mall on Gandamar Highway, Yangon, and Ruby Mart Mall on Pansodan Highway within the metropolis heart each caught hearth at about one o’clock within the morning, burning every thing inside each malls, leaving solely the outer construction, witnesses mentioned.
“We heard very loud hearth engine sirens in the course of the evening on Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd, and we did not notice what was occurring. I bought up early within the morning and solely then I noticed the military-owned mall completely razed,” mentioned a resident who lives close to the Gandamar shopping center.
”You may see the massive flames raging contained in the constructing although the flames exterior had been being doused with water,” mentioned one other resident in a video shared on-line.
The fires on the two military-owned malls occurred through the evening curfew hours, when civilians will not be allowed on the road, prompting widespread suspicion that they had been intentionally set.
In Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest metropolis and a scene of many deaths in protests, a fireplace destroyed over 100 homes early within the morning immediately, making greater than 500 individuals homeless in Pyaygyi Tagun township.
“This hearth is close to the Taungthaman Inn Highway. We are able to say it’s an enormous hearth wanting on the flames. Oh, they’ve lower the facility traces. Don’t know why,” mentioned a citizen journalist who posted his account on social media.
Fires of unknown trigger destroyed 60 homes in the identical township on March 28.
Earlier Thursday evening police and troopers fired at a car of the South Korean Shinhan Financial institution in Yangon, hitting an worker of the financial institution within the head and sending her to hospital in crucial situation.
At the least two individuals had been shot lifeless in Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myae township immediately. Whereas at the least 10 individuals had been severely injured in gunfire by the military and police, native residents mentioned.
In the meantime in Monywa, the Sagaing area’s largest metropolis, the place protests have gone on regardless of the capturing deaths of greater than 20 individuals, troops and police fired on anti-coup protesters, killing two demonstrators and injuring at the least two others
Within the Kayin state city of Kawkareik, native residents mentioned a motorcyclist threw a grenade at a army car patrolling the realm, killing one policeman and wounding two troopers.
In a report from Kayin state, the Free Burma Rangers, a multiethnic humanitarian service motion, mentioned Myanmar army jets continued to kill civilians Thursday and the assaults raised to greater than 20,000 the variety of displaced civilians within the state, which borders Thailand.
The Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a Thailand-based NGO, mentioned 543 individuals had died within the two months for the reason that coup, with 2741 in custody.
Reported by RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Khin Maung Nyane and Kyaw Min Htun. Written in English by Paul Eckert.