Myanmar: Deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi unable to attend court for health reasons | World News

Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was unable to attend a court hearing for health reasons, her lawyers have said.

A member of her legal team described her condition on Monday as dizziness caused by motion sickness.

Min Min Soe told Reuters news agency Ms Suu Kyi, 76, did not have COVID-19 but felt unwell because she had not travelled in a vehicle for a long time.

“It is not serious sickness… She suffered car sickness. She cannot stand that feeling and told us she wanted to take a rest.”

Ms Suu Kyi is on trial in the capital Naypyitaw over charges that include illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios and violating coronavirus protocols.

She also faces charges in a separate case of accepting big bribes and violating a state secrets law.

Her legal team reject all of the allegations against her.

Khin Maung Zaw, who heads her legal team, said Ms Suu Kyi could not take the stand on Monday and the judge consented to her absence.

“She seemed…

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