Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared in court in person for the first time since she was detained during February's military coup.Her lawyers quoted her as saying her party, the National League for Democracy, exists "wherever the people are."

Aung San Suu Kyi attended a court hearing on Monday in the capital, Naypyitaw.

She faces several charges, including illegally importing walkie-talkie radios. She attended previous court hearings by video link.

Her legal team spoke with her for half an hour before the closed-door proceedings.

Her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said Aung San Suu Kyi looked "fit and alert and smart as always."

Aung San Suu Kyi told her team to tell the people she cares for them.

Khin Maung Zaw quoted her as saying that her party "grows out of the people, and wherever the people are, there, necessarily, will be the party."

The electoral commission appointed by the Myanmar military said last week it is considering dissolving the NLD.