Aung Suu Kyi Unable to Attend Court Due to Dizziness

Myanmar leader Aung Suu Kyi was unable to attend a court hearing on Monday due to medical reasons, according to her lawyers.

A member of her legal team said that she is suffering from dizziness caused by motion sickness.

“It is not serious sickness… She suffered car sickness. She cannot stand that feeling and told us she wanted to take a rest,” her lawyer said.

Khin Maung Zaw, who heads her legal team, said Suu Kyi, 76, cannot take a stand. The judge agreed to her absence.

“She seemed to be ill, sneezing and said she was drowsy. Therefore the lawyers talked only briefly with her,” he said in a text message.

Lawyer Min Min Soe said that Suu Kyi did not have the coronavirus but felt ill from traveling in a vehicle for a long time.

Suu Kyi, has been detained on various charges since her overthrow in a February 1 military coup.

Suu Kyi is facing charges of illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios and violating coronavirus protocols in the capital Naypyitaw.

Suu Kyi has also been charged with accepting large bribes and unspecified violations of the Official Secrets Act in a separate and more serious case, which carries a maximum of 14 years in prison. 

Suu Kyi’s attorneys have continued to deny all of the allegations since she was detained.

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