Myanmar Court Extends Suu Kyi’s Detention
Suu Kyi will now have to spend two more days in police custody after a district court in Naypyitaw pushed further a case in her hearing that was set for Monday 15th February this year.
The hearing has been postponed until Wednesday this week even after her two weeks remaining in remand were expiring today on Monday.
According to her lawyer, U Khin Maung Zaw to the members of the press, he had been informed by the district attorney that the hearing was delayed until Wednesday when her remand will end.
This comes at a time On Feb. 3, both President U Win Myint and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were detained in custody from Feb. 1-15 for further investigation by the Dekkhina District Court in Naypyitaw.
However, it was not clear to the public why the remand was extended for another two days, or whether the move also applied to the President.
The duo have been under detention since the coup on Feb. 1. The military regime sued the President and the State Counselor under the Natural Disaster Management Law and the Export and Import Law respectively, two days after their arrest.
This comes at a time the anti-coup protesters have thronged down the streets of Myanmar for more than a week to denounce the military regime and call for their leaders’ release with immediate effect.
Police using Teargas canisters to disrupt the Crowd
This is in relation to last week's chaos between the military and the citizens who were demanding the release of their leaders, a move which later forced security officers to use extra force on the protestants where several were left injured.The world including the united states has however condemned this act and demanded the release of the detained leaders and the military to cease the use of extra force on the protestants.