Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

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    The #trial of deposed #Myanmar #leader Aung San Suu Kyi got under way Monday, more than four months after a military #coup, with junta witnesses testifying the Nobel laureate flouted coronavirus restrictions and illegally imported walkie-talkies. SUNDAY TIMES’s Philip Sherwell tells us more.

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