Myanmar authorities have charged deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi under the import law for illegally importing hand-held radios found in her home, police said.
This, following the military coup on Monday, detaining Suu Kyi and the president.
The police said the radios found in Suu Kyi’s home were illegally imported and that her detention was required “in order to question witnesses, request evidence and seek legal counsel after questioning the defendant”.
The military has declared a state of emergency lasting a year, placing the recently-established democratic state under military rule once again, led by commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.
Meanwhile police also charged ousted President Win Myint for violating Covid-19 measures.
The military has accused the Nobel laureate’s party of fraud following its landslide win.
Ming Yu Hah of Amnesty International said on Monday, “This is an ominous moment for people in Myanmar, and threatens a severe worsening of military repression and impunity.”
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