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Suu Kyi in good health, her lawyers say

Bangkok, Mar 31 (efe-epa).- Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health, her lawyers said Wednesday after meeting her virtually for the first time since the military rulers detained her following the Feb.1 coup.

“She is in good health,” one of her lawyers said, according to  local news outlet The Irrawaddy.

The detained Nobel laureate met her lawyers albeit virtually for the first time in two months after the military seized power in Myanmar on Feb.1 and detained hundreds of politicians.

The 75-year-old leader has been incommunicado since then.

The authorities had kept her well-being and whereabouts under wraps as the country descended into deadly daily protests in which more than 500 people, including children, have been killed.

Suu Kyi has been charged with taking a bribe, having unlicensed imported telephone devices, violating coronavirus restrictions, and intent to raise alarm and cause public unrest.

Her lawyers have strongly denied the accusations against Suu Kyi, a former state councilor and foreign minister.

She has been facing a trial since Feb.16 in which she testifies via video conferences without the presence of her lawyers in a court in the capital Naypyidaw.

She has spent 15 years under house arrest during the previous military rule that lasted from 1962 to 2011.

The next hearing in the case will take place on Apr.1 after the court postponed earlier sessions twice due to technical problems.

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