Myanmar Coup: Suu Kyi Faces New Charges under Myanmar’s Officials Secrets Act

Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been charged with breaking a colonial-era official secrets law.

According to multiple reports, her Chief lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw told Reuters by telephone that Suu Kyi, three of her deposed cabinet ministers and a detained Australian economic adviser, Sean Turnell, were charged a week ago in a Yangon court under the official secrets law.

A conviction under the law can carry a prison sentence up to 14 years.

The Junta had earlier accused her of several minor offences including illegally importing six handheld radios and breaching Coronavirus protocols.

Myanmar has been rocked by protests since the army overthrew Suu Kyi’e elected government on February 1 citing unsubstantiated claims of fraud in a November election that her party swept.