Attorneys for Myanmar’s senior state government, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, told the media on February 15 that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention has been extended to Wednesday (17th) instead of the previously expected Monday (15th).
Some people in Myanmar gathered again to protest against this decision.
According to Reuters, she should have been released on the 15th after the Myanmar military detained Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing six walkie-talkies.
But her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, told the media on Monday that a judge of a court in the capital Naypyidol said she would be detained until February 17 until a court hearing.
Lawyers said that the judge talked to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi via video, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asked the judge if he could hire a lawyer.
It is not clear about the specific arrangements for the hearing.
Some Burmese people took to the streets again on the 15th to protest against this decision.
On Monday, protesters began holding peaceful rallies outside the central bank and embassy areas of Myanmar, according to multiple media reports.
More than a dozen police trucks and four high-pressure water gun vehicles appeared on the streets of Yangon city center.
Reuters reported that on the 15th, police opened fire on protesters at a power plant in northern Myanmar to disperse the protesters.
However, it is not clear whether the police are using rubber bullets or live ammunition, and there is no news of casualties.
After the political turmoil in Myanmar on February 1, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other high-ranking government officials’s arrest triggered the largest protest in Myanmar in more than a decade.
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest and called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release.