Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi

dpa/GNA – Myanmar’s detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged under the country’s Import and Export Law, a senior National League for Democracy official says on Facebook.

Ousted president Win Myint, meanwhile, has been charged under the country’s Natural Disaster Management Law, Kyi Toe wrote.

Human rights advocates said the charges were unfounded.

“This is an absurd move by the junta to try to legitimize their illegal power grab from Myanmar’s democratically-elected government,” said Charles Santiago, a Malaysian lawmaker and chair of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights.

“This does nothing except rub further salt into the wounds of the millions who voted for the NLD in November,” he added.

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