Court hearing reopens for Aung San Suu Kyi

A court in Myanmar has reopened court proceedings for Aung San Suu Kyi after a two-month suspension due to the pandemic.

In late July, the military suspended administrative services and company operations, as coronavirus infections spread. All court procedures were suspended.

The military lifted the measures this week, as the pandemic situation improved.

Aung San Suu Kyi's court hearings also reopened on Tuesday. The ousted de facto leader is facing about 10 charges, including illegally importing walkie-talkies.

Her lawyers said they had not seen her for two months, but she has no major health problems.

On September 7, pro-democracy forces called for a revolt against military rule, triggering assaults on the military and police posts. The military retaliated, causing many casualties.

Her lawyers said she was aware of the situation, but that she did not clearly express her opinion about the matter.

More charges were filed against her before the court was closed. Her detention is expected to be prolonged.