Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

Staying in different lodgings each night to evade arrest, the lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar’s people again become “slaves” of the military. Soldiers raided the civilian leader’s residence and detained her in pre-dawn raids three weeks ago, effectively ending Myanmar’s 10-year experiment with democracy. The new military regime has pledged to hold elections in a year, but for now the junta wields power over all the country’s political institutions — including its courts. Khin Maung Zaw has been tasked with defending her from a pair of ob…

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