• Myanmar Junta Extends Aung San Suu Kyi's Detention

People call for the release of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi while protesting the recent military coup outside the U.S. embassy in Yangon on Feb. 15, 2021. (Photo: AFP-Yonhap News)
People call for the release of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi while protesting the recent military coup outside the U.S. embassy in Yangon on Feb. 15, 2021. (Photo: AFP-Yonhap News)
[Anchor]

The lawyer for the deposed leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, says a judge has ordered her detention to be extended by two more days.

The BBC's Jonathan Head has this report.

[Reporter]

Technically, under the law, she should've appeared in court within two weeks of being remanded in custody and that should've happened today.

But it's military rule, it's emergency rule.

I mean, people understand that authorities can do pretty much anything they like, no explanations being given.

I think at this stage, they simply don't want her to appear in public in any way at all because that will be such a focus for those opposed to the coup.

[Anchor]

Protests against the military leadership intensified on Monday after internet service was cut and more troops and tanks were deployed in major cities across the country.

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