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In February, a military coup led to the ousting of the former leader.

The BBC has been informed by the Myanmar military that they aren’t mistreating Aung San Suu Kyi, their ousted leader.

Since a military coup in February, the 76-year old former leader has been absent from public life.

Interview with Major General Zaw Min Tun, military spokesperson by the BBC is now available. This interview was conducted after Danny Fenster (US journalist) has been released. Fenster had previously been sentenced for 11 years.

Since the coup, dozens of journalists have been detained and thousands more people are being held.

Maj Gen Zaw Min Tu said that Ms Suukyi was being held well in detention.

“It means that we allow her to live with her people in a home even though she is on house arrest,” he explained. We do our best to give her what she needs and whatever she eats.

Ms. Suu Kyi was charged with violating a colonial-era law on official secrets. Also, she faces corruption and possession of illegal walkietalkies.

Although she has made brief court appearances, little else has been known or heard about her other than these short ones.

She has been called out by the UN.

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Maj Gen Zaw Min Tun, speaking to BBC, also stated that the authorities were planning to free Danny Fenster, a US journalist.

On Monday, Mr Fenster was freed, only days after being sentenced for 11 years imprisonment for violating the immigration law and unlawful association, as well as encouraging dissent towards the military.

His trial was set for further sedition- and terroristic charges.

Maj Gen Zaw Min Tun denies that Mr Fenster was promised anything in return for his release.

Myanmar’s government declared last month it will release over 5,000 people who protested against the coup.

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 7,291 individuals were arrested, charged, or sentenced in the aftermath of the coup.


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