A Myanmar court has filed fresh charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer has said, as protesters marched in defiance of a crackdown by security forces. The leader of the National League for Democracy appeared via video link for a court hearing on Monday. An additional charge of prohibiting the publication of information that may “cause fear or alarm” or disrupt “public tranquillity” was added to those filed against her after a coup a month ago, her lawyer Min Min Soe told Reuters. Another charge relating to her alleged ownership of walkie-talkies was added under a telecommunications law, the lawyer said, taking the total number of charges against her to four. As the court hearing took place, police in the city of Yangon used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse protesters, witnesses said, a day after the worst violence since the coup. Advertisement There were no immediate reports of any casualties on Monday but the previous day, police opened fire on crowds in various parts of the country killing 18 people – the highest single-day death toll to date. The UN Human Rights office said they “strongly condemn the escalating violence” and called on the military… Read full this story
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