Deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a meeting. File photo
A Myanmar junta court on Tuesday postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the first judgement from her many cases that could see her jailed for decades.
The court agreed with a defense motion that it allow a doctor who had previously been unable to come to court to add his testimony, a legal official said.
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The verdict would be the first for the 76-year-old Nobel laureate since the army seized power on Feb. 1, arresting her and blocking her National League for Democracy party from starting a second term in office.
The Nobel laureate has been detained since the generals ousted her government in the early hours of February 1, ending the Southeast Asian country's brief democratic interlude.
More than 1,200 people have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent.
She also faces trials on a series of other charges, including corruption, that could send her to prison for dozens of years if convicted.
The court was to deliver a verdict on Tuesday on charges of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions.
More than 1,200 people have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent, according to a local monitoring group.
The court, which had been due to rule on her trial for incitement against the military — a charge that carries a three-year prison term — adjourned the verdict "until December 6," said a source with knowledge of the case.
Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the special court in the military-built capital Naypyidaw and Suu Kyi's lawyers were recently banned from speaking to the media.
There was a heavy security presence on the streets leading to the special court in the capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday morning, an AFP correspondent said.
The courtroom will remain off-limits to reporters for the verdict, junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun recently told AFP.
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The leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has not been seen in public since her government was ousted in a Feb.1 military coup, when she was detained along with other party leaders.
Saturday's calls for protests came as the leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan vowed to work together to restore democracy in Myanmar where violence has escalated as authorities crack down on protests and civil disobedience.
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