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Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared in court in person for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in February.
The hearing, in the capital Naypyidaw, was immediately adjourned. The former leader faces several charges including violating a state secrets law.
Before the hearing, Ms Suu Kyi was allowed to meet her lawyers in person for the first time.
She has been held under house arrest for the 16 weeks since she was deposed.BBC News YouTube Channel
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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.
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