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Myanmar Crisis

Suu Kyi trial heads to witness examination phase

Military sets stage to eliminate pro-democracy forces ahead of elections

Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to an undisclosed location since meeting with her legal team on June 7. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Prosecutors on Monday began examining witnesses in the trial of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a special court set up in the capital Naypyitaw, while elsewhere in the country the military appears to be taking steps to outlaw Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy.

Suu Kyi faces five counts of alleged violations, including for importing walkie-talkies without a license and for defying COVID-19 countermeasures.

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