Aung San Suu Kyi appears in Myanmar court on video – BBC News

hello and welcome to bbc world news myanmar's ousted leader aung sang tsuchi has appeared at a court hearing the first time her lawyers have seen her since she was detained in last month's coup miss suchi who hasn't been seen in public since the military takeover is reported to be in good health her supporters have again marched in several towns and cities in defiance of a crackdown this is what has been happening in the main city of yangon on monday police used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters it follows the violence on sunday when police fired on crowds in several places killing at least 18 people myanmar has been in chaos since the military seized power after alleging fraud in november's election well as we said aung suchi has appeared in court on monday her lawyer has told the bbc that he wasn't even allowed to look at his client who was on a video link we cannot have any access to the code to to look at the screen on the side of the code to look at her face because i think he feels because the jazz said we are not permitted because we didn't have to that time that bar of attorney from her that's uh lawyer there well earlier i spoke to hannah a protester from yangon who told me what the situation is like on the streets i've been on the street since uh the first uh this the whole thing starts and um i've been i've been on the streets like uh uh before the previous days to like protest and to donate foods and yesterday i was in san juan which was um uh was targeted yesterday yeah i was at san juan yesterday you say that you've been on the streets for some time now um just tell us how the mood has shifted and changed in these last few uh days and and this past week okay um at first like until like a few weeks ago uh people are like protestant protesting peacefully every day on the roads and until uh last week i as far as i remember they started like uh breaking the crowds with tear gas uh sound bombs and smoke bonds and everything yeah it has really changed a lot it has they have really been violent since then yeah and i can we're showing uh our viewers some pictures uh from yesterday's uh protests uh and and and how there has been more police and military presence on the streets are you scared to go out of course i am i am i am only i'm really um i'm a girl also and it's called so many people on the street are also like uh very young like some are really some uh some of them are like 17 18 even the people who go out to protest with me yeah i am scared but we still have to fight for the democracy that we want which is the question i was going to get get to uh given it's getting so dangerous why do you keep going out onto the streets we me and my fellow protesters will fight until we get our leaders back and the democracy we want um so we will still go out until we want um the because the government right now is not legitimate for all the myanmar citizens this is not acceptable so we we have to go out on the road despite the covet and everything for the freedom yeah kristy you're an architect uh are there many of your colleagues who who are also protesting just tell us about the makeup of those out in the streets yes um there are uh arcade association uh an official association um and they have made an official statement that they will stand with all the people all the civilians and all the all the um people who are doing civil disobedience movement right now uh and yesterday they there was a strike there was an engineer and architects combined together there was a strike uh that was hannah one of the protesters i spoke to a little earlier we also spoke to tim tarsui a myanmar analyst and former bbc burmese service editor she told me why so many are continuing to defy the military government they have seen what it was like living under the military rule their parents had lived through that period their grandparents had lived through that period and they themselves suffer a great deal in like education for example they had to catch up after the country open up in 2010 in fact effectively in 2015 when the civilian government came into power so they know that if they give in this time they're going to spend their life like how the their parents had spent their life under so many restrictions the military has been warning for some weeks now that they would uh crack down on demonstrators if they didn't get off the streets we really are now seeing a difference in tactic far more violent there it's likely that they'll be more violent and the the more violence in the street the milk free will will not back away from it we have seen it over and over and the military will make sure that the the the public is frightened and would not come out into the street again but as you heard from the protester just now they are defiant they are going to they're not going to give in easily so what's going to happen now so the the the people are waiting for the international international community to impose more pressure on the military and international community is taking punitive measures sanctions but they want more than that they want u.n security council to come in they want u.n security council to impose a coordinated global arms embargo on myanmar they want these u.n member states to do this and u.n security council can do it another thing they would like is to bring the military to the international criminal court and that they have collecting enough evidence and they're hoping that they could convince the united nations security council to refer myanmar case to the international criminal court

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