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Court delays Suu Kyi verdict

The Nobel laureate has been detained since the generals ousted her government

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NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) — A Myanmar junta court on Tuesday postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the first judgment from her many cases that could see her jailed for decades.

The Nobel laureate has been detained since the generals ousted her government in the early hours of 1 February ending the Southeast Asian country’s brief democratic interlude.

More than 1,200 people have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent, according to a local monitoring group.

The court, which had been due to rule on her trial for incitement against the military — a charge that carries a three-year prison term — adjourned the verdict “until 6 December ,” said a source with knowledge of the case.

Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the special court in the military-built capital Naypyidaw and Suu Kyi’s lawyers were recently banned from speaking to the media.

There was a heavy security presence on the streets leading to the special court in the capital Naypyidaw on Tuesday morning, an AFP correspondent said.

The courtroom will remain off-limits to reporters for the verdict, junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun recently told AFP.

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