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Highlights:
• Khin Maung Zaw stated that Suu Kyi has applied for the court hearings to be carried out every two weeks on grounds of her health
• The trial of the 76-year-old began in June, nearly four months after the leader was taken into custody in a coup
• Suu Kyi has been facing several charges such as sedition, illegally importing walkie-talkies, among others
• Maung Zaw added that a decision will be taken by the judge next week on the request

On Monday, the lawyer of Aung San Suu Kyi, an ousted Myanmar leader, stated that her health has suffered due to her frequent appearances before a court run by the military junta that deposed her government.

The trial of the 76-year-old began in June, nearly four months after the leader was taken into custody in a coup. Suu Kyi has been facing several charges such as sedition, illegally importing walkie-talkies, among others, that can result in her imprisonment for decades.

Khin Maung Zaw, the lawyer of the ousted leader, stated that Suu Kyi has applied for the court hearings to be carried out every two weeks on grounds of her health. Suu Kyi was supposed to appear at a courtroom in Naypyidaw, the military-built capital, on most weekdays after several new corruption charges were brought up against her last week.

Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw stated that the trial had left Suu Kyi feeling “strained”, however, he did not provide more details. Maung Zaw added that a decision will be taken by the judge next week on the request.

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