Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian adviser accused of breaking secrets law

Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian adviser accused of breaking secrets law

The Guardian

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UN envoy says Myanmar at risk of imminent ‘bloodbath’, as new charges against ousted leader emerge

Aung San Suu Kyi and her Australian economic adviser are among several people charged with breaking Myanmar’s colonial-era official secrets law, in an escalation of the campaign against the deposed civilian leader by the junta that overthrew her government two months ago.

Her lawyer revealed the fresh accusations as the UN security council was warned that Myanmar was at risk of civil war and an imminent “bloodbath” if military rulers continued to violently repress the protest movement that has emerged since the coup.

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