• Myanmar Junta Brings More Charges Against Aung San Suu Kyi
An anti-coup protester holds up a poster of Myanmar's deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (Photo: AP-Yonhap)


[Anchor]

Myanmar's military rulers have charged the civilian leader they overthrew, Aung San Suu Kyi, with corruption as they step up their campaign against her.

She also faces other charges, including that she built herself a house with donations.

Her lawyer called the charges absurd.

The BBC's Jonathan Head reports.

[Reporter]

The deposed Burmese leader has appeared twice in court recently to face six other charges.

She's reported to have been moved from her house to an undisclosed location along with her ally, President Win Myint.

For now, the military is sticking with its promise of an eventual election though it's vague about when this will might happen.

Given the enduring popularity of Ms. Suu Kyi and her party over more than 30 years, it's unlikely that the generals who overthrew her government would allow an election in which she could compete and win again.

These court cases are likely to be used to disqualify her and could result in her spending the rest of her life in prison.




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