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Myanmar bars Suu Kyi’s lawyer from talking about her cases

The main lawyer for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being tried on multiple criminal charges, said late Thursday he has been issued a gag order barring him from talking about her cases.

Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw wrote on his Facebook page that the action against him was taken under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a broadly worded statute from British colonial times intended to deal with emergency situations that threaten public safety.

“My mouth is under 144,“ is how he explained his situation. The law is normally used to to restrict public gatherings and impose curfews, and has been employed that way by the military after it ousted Suu Kyi’s elected government in February.

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