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Suu Kyi may not be aware of the situation in Myanmar: lawyer

Min Min Soe, who represents the deposed leaders, said she could not brief them about what was going on outside and was not allowed to meet her clients in person. Her hearing was adjourned until April 12, Min Min Soe told reporters. Suu Kyi and Win Myint were arrested hours before the military coup on February 1 on several charges which their allies claim were made up. Her chief attorney, Khin Maung Zaw, told Reuters by phone that Suu Kyi, three of her deposed cabinet ministers and a jailed Australian economy minister, Sean Turnell, was indicted under the Official Secrets Act a week ago in a Yangon court. He found out about the new charges two days ago. A conviction under the law can result in a prison sentence of up to 14 years. Hundreds of civilians were killed in protests against the coup, according to the activist group of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

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