A court in Myanmar has postponed its verdicts in two cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to January 10, according to sources with knowledge of the proceedings.
The court had been expected to rule on Monday on two charges, which concern the alleged import of unlicensed walkie-talkies.
The reason for delaying the verdicts was unknown, according to the sources, who requested anonymity for fear of retribution from the authorities.
Suu Kyi, 76, has had a dozen legal cases brought against her. In the first verdict, issued three weeks ago, she was given four years in prison for inciting unrest and violating Covid-19 restrictions.
Myanmar’s military rulers then reduced her sentence to two years. It is unclear whether Suu Kyi will actually have to serve time in prison or be allowed to remain under house arrest.
Suu Kyi was arrested on February 1, hours before the military overthrew the country’s democratically elected civilian leaders.
The military allegedly found the illegal walkie-talkies during raids on her home.
Suu Kyi has been accused of a range of offences, including violations of a state secrets law as well as foreign trading laws. Additionally, for waving to supporters, she was charged with breach of coronavirus restrictions, despite wearing a face mask and a protective visor.
Myanmar has been in political turmoil since the coup, with the military struggling to contain peaceful street protests and civil disobedience movements, while anti-junta militias across the country seek to unseat the military government by force.