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The military council did not allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with a group of lawyers ..

The military council did not allow Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to meet with a group of lawyers for appeal cases.


State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has not yet been allowed to meet with the legal team regarding the cases in which the military council ordered her to file an appeal, according to sources close to the judiciary.



The special court in Nay Pyi Taw, under the Military Council, handed down final orders on December 30 regarding the five corruption cases, the last of the charges against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Since then, the legal team has been requesting permission to meet with her to obtain letters of representation to appeal the orders to higher courts, but the military coup have not yet been granted permission.


"As far as I know, I have not been allowed to see her since the last case was ordered. I asked for permission to see her, but I don't know why she was not allowed to see me," said a person close to the judiciary.


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyers wrote three times to the authorities of the Prison, but they were not allowed to do so.



Among the cases in which the military council charged her, the first order passed was the Disaster Management Act. The prison orders imposed for other 6 cases of dishonoring the state were appealed to the higher courts, but the courts under the military council rejected them.


"For the previous first cases, there are still cases in court, so I met with the lawyers. At that time, I took the power. Now, the cases are over and I am not allowed to meet, so it is taking a long time to continue the appeals," said a person close to the judiciary.

President U Win Myint was detained in Taungu prison by the Military Council and allowed to see his wife, so they consider that the appeal cases can be taken through her.


However, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has not been allowed to meet with her legal team for about 3 months, so there is concern that the time for appeals will run out, according to a Justice lawyer.


The 78-year-old Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was impeached by the military council and charged with 19 cases, and sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison for those cases.

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