Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021
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Burma’s Suu Kyi Hit by New Charges in Mandalay Courton July 13, 2021 at 5:05 am

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The deposed leader of Burma (also known as Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi, is facing four additional criminal charges, filed in a court in the country’s second biggest city Mandalay, her lawyer said on Monday. The legal team has little information about what Suu Kyi was accused of but the charges included corruption and that two were also leveled at Min Thu, a former minister in her government, lawyer Min Min Soe told Reuters. “There are corruption charges. We do not know why do they sue? Or for what reasons? We will find out about it,” she said. The new cases could see Suu Kyi, 76, tied up in legal proceedings in three different cities. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been held since a Feb. 1 coup and is on trial in the capital Naypyidaw over charges that include illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios and violating coronavirus protocols …

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