Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Junta Charge, Lawyers Barred from Trial

Ousted State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar denied a charge of incitement to cause public alarm in her first court testimony on her own since being detained. 

On Tuesday, Suu Kyi denied a charge of incitement relating to two statements her party published in February condemning the military regime and calling on international organizations not to work with them.

A member of Suu Kyi’s defense team, who requested anonymity, said that Suu Kyi “was able to defend her innocence very well.”

The lawyer refused to disclose further details of Suu Kyi’s testimony because the junta has barred her legal team from speaking to the media about her hearings, Myanmar Now reported.

Suu Kyi has been charged under Section 505b of the Penal Code with ousted President Win Myint and ousted Naypyitaw mayor Myo Aung.

Suu Kyi also faces ten other charges and a combined decades-long prison sentence. 

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