A court in Myanmar has fixed April 26 for the next hearing on detained government leader, Suu Kyi.
Kyi has asked court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing via video link to face charges brought by the military junta that could see her jailed for years.
The septuagenarian who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her efforts to establish democracy Myanmar has been detained since the juntal came in February.
She has been charged with various offences, including violation of a colonial-era official secrets act that could see her jailed for 14 years. She has also been charged with possessing two-way radios illegally and violating coronavirus protocols. She has also been accused by the ruling military council of bribery.
However, her lawyers said the charges were trumped up and they dismiss the accusation of bribery as a joke.
When asked if her legal team had been able to talk to her about the protests in which more than 700 people have been killed, one of her lawyers,Min Min Soe said, “No, we haven’t. We could only talk about legal matters.”
“Suu Kyi looked healthy as she repeated a request to meet her lawyers face to face. The next hearing is on April 26,” Soe added.