Myanmar junta shifts Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial to jail venue

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who turned 77 on Sunday, has been charged with not less than 20 prison offenses since she was toppled in a coup early final yr, together with a number of counts of corruption. She denies all costs.

Some media reported Suu Kyi had additionally been moved from home arrest into detention in Naypyidaw jail on Wednesday. Reuters couldn’t independently confirm these experiences.

Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing has to date allowed Suu Kyi to stay in detention at an undisclosed location within the capital Naypyidaw, regardless of convictions for incitement and several other minor offenses.

The supply, who declined to be recognized attributable to sensitivities over the trial, stated hearings can be shifted to a brand new particular court docket in Naypyidaw’s jail.

“It’s declared by the choose {that a} new constructing for the court docket is full,” the supply added.

The ruling army council couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.

Suu Kyi’s marathon court docket proceedings happen behind closed doorways with solely restricted info reported by state media. A gag order has been imposed on her attorneys, whose solely entry to her is on trial days.

It isn’t clear how a lot Suu Kyi is aware of of the disaster in her nation, which has been in chaos for the reason that coup, with the army struggling to consolidate energy and dealing with growing resistance from militia teams.

Western international locations have referred to as the convictions a sham and demanded Suu Kyi’s launch. The army says she is being given due course of by an unbiased judiciary.