Junta boss Min Aung Hlaing has used unfounded allegations of electoral fraud in the 2020 general election to justify his coup.
Despite a concerted campaign accusing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD of corruption, the Myanmar people know that it is the military regime which is truly dishonest.
Contrary to the regime's accusations, a prosecution witness testified that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi paid the official price for land she purchased.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint are accused of breaking the law over the purchase of a helicopter.
The famously uncorrupt civilian leader faces five corruption charges.
A military regime court found the ousted State Counselor and President guilty of sedition and breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
The ousted State Counselor and President U Win Myint have been charged over the rental and purchase of a helicopter for natural disaster management.
A year after the election that should have seen them take up seats in Parliament, NLD MPs said they will never yield to the junta’s campaign of terror against them.
Almost all of the high-profile cases since independence have involved persecution by the military, or the trial of someone trying to kill a military dictator.
The detained State Counselor’s legal team have been barred from speaking to the media, which legal experts describe as a violation of the right to an open trial.
No details were revealed about State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s court appearance because of gagging orders on her legal team.
Legal advisor U Khin Maung Myint tells The Irrawaddy that preventing the detained State Counselor’s lawyers from speaking to the media is an attack on the rule of law.
U Kyi Win is the fifth member of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal team to be targeted with a gagging order.
U Khin Maung Zaw, the head lawyer for State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been prohibited from giving details of the ongoing trials of Myanmar’s detained leaders.
President U Win Myint has been charged over a statement that was issued while he was in detention.