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Myanmar's ousted leader charged with possessing illegally imported walkie-talkies

Aung San Suu Kyi
Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 07:29:51-05

YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar have charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with possessing several illegally imported walkie-talkies in her home, legally allowing her to be held until Feb. 15.

Police charge sheets say the radios were found when Suu Kyi was detained Monday after the military staged a coup against her elected government shortly before it took office for a second term.

A spokesperson for her political party confirmed the charge.

The charge sheets indicate the unregistered walkie-talkies were for use by Suu Kyi’s bodyguards.

National League for Democracy party spokesman Kyi Toe confirmed the charge on his Facebook page.