22 April, local time, the case of Myanmar’s State Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, suspected of violating the State Secrets Act, was reopened in the Eastern District Court of Yangon, where the case was first heard on 8 April. Aung San Suu Kyi and her Australian economic adviser, Sean Tener, face the charges, according to a lawyer assigned by the NLD to Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team to lead the case.
The case was opened by video in the morning, but although Mr. Samaranu’s lawyer had not yet been granted a power of attorney, he was unable to attend the hearing, although he arrived at the courthouse early. The case will return to court on May 6.
Currently, State Minister Aung San Suu Kyi faces six charges, five of which are heard in the Zebudri court in Nebidu, including violations of article 8 of the Myanmar Import and Export Act, article 67 of the Myanmar Telecommunications Act, article 505 of the Criminal Code and two counts of violating article 25 of the Myanmar Natural Disaster Management Act; With more prosecutions, the legal team is preparing to apply for eight lawyers to represent Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, six of whom have now been granted power of attorney.