Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader ousted in a military coup in Myanmar, has been arraigned in white and brown striped prison clothes. An official involved in the court proceedings said.
Earlier this month, the junta sentenced Suu Kyi to four years in prison on a closed-door trial for “inciting public discontent” and “breaking the code of conduct.”
The sentence was later reduced to two years, and it was announced that Suu Kyi would be sentenced to an unknown location. He will not be sent to prison.
But on Friday, Suu Kyi was seen in court for the first time, not in her usual attire, but in a Myanmar prisoner’s dress – a white blouse and a brown lungi.
Suu Kyi usually wears elegant traditional dress and sometimes puts flowers in her hair.
But on this day he was seen wearing an overcoat due to the cold on the prisoner’s clothes. Although he was not handcuffed. However, Suu Kyi was not seen wearing the earrings and watches that she usually wears.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Protests have been raging in Myanmar since Suu Kyi overthrew the democratically elected government and seized power. Concerns have also been raised in the international arena over the blocking of political reforms in the country.
The military seized power through a coup on February 1. Suu Kyi and other top leaders of her party were arrested on the same day. Suu Kyi has been held captive ever since.
International human rights groups have been critical of Myanmar’s military since its inception. Ming Uh-hah, the regional deputy director of the human rights organization Amnesty International, criticized Suu Kyi’s imprisonment on December 8.
In a statement, he said, “Suu Kyi’s sentencing on false charges is the latest example of what the military can do to silence Myanmar by silencing the opposition.”
Mayo Aung, former mayor of Nipidho, Myanmar’s capital, is also on trial. The court official, who did not want to be named, said that he was also seen appearing in court on Friday in prison clothes. He said that the prison authorities had given the prisoner’s clothes.