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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces new court charges, lawyer says

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  • Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday, during which an additional charge was added to those filed against her after a coup a month ago, a lawyer for her said.
  • Lawyer Min Min Soe told Reuters Suu Kyi had requested to see her legal team during the hearing via video link.
  • Min Min Soe said the next hearing would be March 15.
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the Leaders Plenary Session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations -Australia Special Summit in Sydney on March 18, 2018.
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Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday, during which an additional charge was added to those filed against her after a coup a month ago, a lawyer for her said.

Lawyer Min Min Soe told Reuters Suu Kyi had requested to see her legal team during the hearing via video link. The additional charge is from the country's colonial-era penal code, which prohibits publishing information that may "cause fear or alarm."

Min Min Soe said the next hearing would be March 15.