Aung San Suu Kyi in court: ‘All these charges have been trumped up’

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    Prosecutors in #Myanmar have now laid out their arguments against Aung San Suu Kyi and a number of her allies. Critics and international observers say it’s nothing but a show #trial to discredit the country’s ousted leadership in a bid to consolidate the #junta’s control of the country following their February 1 coup and bloody #crackdown on protesters. We discuss what the future holds for Myanmar with Michael Charney, Professor of Asian and Military History at SOAS University of London. 

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