Aung San Suu Kyi faces 14 years in prison for indicting her for violating the state’s secret law by military junta

Myanmar's exiled private leader Aung San Suu Kyi-STR / AFP via Getty Images, shot in 2020

Myanmar’s exiled private leader Aung San Suu Kyi-STR / AFP via Getty Images, shot in 2020

Myanmar’s detained civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been charged with breaking the colonial secret law. Her lawyer confirmed Thursday that this would entail up to 14 years in prison.

Three ministers, Suu Kyi, and Australian economic adviser Professor Sean Turnell were charged in Yangon a week ago, but her lawyer, Kin Maung Sau, told Reuters the most serious of the military against her. He said he only knew about the accusations. Date – 2 days ago.

Military junta had previously accused democratically elected leaders of illegally possessing walkie-talkies and violating Covid-19 rules. Suu Kyi has been detained since the military coup on February 1, but is reportedly in good health.

More than 530 protesters were killed during a fierce security force crackdown on the enemy. Britain expanded sanctions on Thursday, including the Myanmar Economic Authority (MEC), a conglomerate with close ties to military junta.

& # 39; Unable to shoot their people & # 39 ;: Myanmar police fled to India after refusing to kill protesters

“I can’t shoot my people”: Myanmar police flee to India after refusing to kill protesters

The United Kingdom and the United States have led international efforts to sanction Myanmar’s Army staff and their assets, but Myanmar’s UN Special Envoy, Christine Schlaner Bergener, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. “Potentially important behavior” “The blood bath is imminent.”

Her warning was issued when the army declared a ceasefire. The ceasefire appeared to be aimed at suburban armed ethnic rebel groups rather than gestures to city protesters.

Some ethnic leaders in Myanmar’s border areas have declared their opposition to the coup and are more likely to arm their troops.

Despite the ceasefire declaration, relief groups supporting the Karen minority in southeastern Myanmar said military junta airstrikes continued in private areas.

Freeville Marangers said several civilians, including children, have been killed and more than 20,000 have been forced to hide since the weekend when the military launched its first airstrike in more than 20 years.