Nov 30 (Reuters) - A court in military-ruled Myanmar
deferred on Tuesday the first verdicts in the trial of ousted
leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Dec. 6, a source familiar with the
The Nobel Peace laureate, who led an elected civilian
government that was ousted in a Feb. 1 military coup, has been
held incommunicado and on trial since June https://reut.rs/3E7cXzT,
with court hearings behind closed doors.
On Tuesday, the court had been due to rule on charges of
incitement and violations of COVID-19 protocols under a natural
disasters law, among nearly a dozen cases against Suu Kyi, 76,
who has rejected all the charges.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not
give a reason for the deferral.
The court in the capital, Naypyitaw, could not immediately
be reached and a spokesperson for the ruling military council
did not answer telephone calls early on Tuesday.
Suu Kyi's supporters say the cases against her are
Neither the junta nor state media have provided information
on the proceedings and a gag order has been imposed on the
defendants' lawyers. Suu Kyi is also charged with corruption https://reut.rs/3o51L1j
and breaches of an official secrets https://reut.rs/2Zxy2o3
Myanmar has been in chaos since her overthrow, with the
junta struggling to consolidate power amid protests, strikes and
armed resistance by militias https://reut.rs/3o1SIhu allied with
a shadow government https://reut.rs/3zWzZY7 in retaliation for
the military's use of deadly force.
(Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Martin Petty)