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Aung San Suu Kyi appears in Myanmar court in prison uniform

Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has appeared in court wearing prison uniform, a source with knowledge of the court proceedings said.

The Nobel laureate, 76, was sentenced by a court this month to four years in jail for incitement and breaching coronavirus regulations. Her sentence was later reduced to a two-year term of detention in her current, undisclosed location.

She appeared wearing the white top and brown wraparound longyi that is the typical uniform for prisoners in Myanmar. It was the first time Aung San Suu Kyi, who is known for wearing elegant traditional outfits, sometimes with a flower in her hair, had been seen in a prison uniform in court and it was unclear if it signalled a broader change in how she and other senior officials on trial were being treated.

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