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To meet with a group of lawyers for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s special appeal cases.

To meet with a group of lawyers for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s special appeal cases

According to those close to the judiciary, lawyers need to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because of the special appeals for the cases decided by the courts under the Military Council against State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

"I haven't been able to meet with the lawyer team yet. I heard that we can send the items to them. The appeal days for filing a special appeal have not yet passed. Because , they still need to deliver the orders through the lower office. This is the way things are done," said a person close to the judiciary.

The initial order against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been appealed for 6 cases such as the disaster management law and defamation of the state. They are trying for special cases because the military has denied the first time but this time, they are still trying to meet with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for the special appeal.

The special court in Nay Pyi Taw, under the military council, sentenced Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to 7 years in prison as a final order on December 30th of last year in connection with the 5 corruption cases, the last of the cases accused of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Since then, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained in Nay Pyi Taw prison, has not been allowed to meet with the legal team until now, and the legal team has written to the relevant parties and requested it at least three or four times, but the military council has not allowed it.

Similarly, the legal community considers that President U Win Myint was allowed to see his wife after the military council arrested him in Taung Ngu prison, so that he can get through the appeal cases.

"It’s been about 4 months we are not allowed to see her (Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) since the final order. I only know that we are still talking about seeing her. The rest is unknown," said a person close to the judiciary in Nay Pyi Taw.

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

On the 19th of this month, the Union Judiciary of the military group accept the case on renting and purchasing a helicopter under the National League for Democracy NLD government. As well as the corruption charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, the Penal Code - 130 (a) case and the Myanmar Government Secrets Act - 3 (1) (c) case have been accepted as amendments.

"Usually, if the Union Justice Hluttaw calls a case, it will be called 21 days in advance. The two parties must submit their counterclaims on the date they set," said a veteran attorney.

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