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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar military imposes gag order on Suu Kyi's lawyers

Authorities fear 'loss of social order' as deposed leader's court testimony begins

Aung San Suu Kyi, ousted as Myanmar's de facto leader, is on trial involving charges lodged against her by the military government.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military government has barred the attorneys of Aung San Suu Kyi from speaking with the media as the ousted leader made her latest court appearance Tuesday.

The appearance is believed to mark Suu Kyi's first court testimony as a criminal defendant. Myanmar's deposed state counselor denied the charge of incitement to cause alarm, local news outlets reported.

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