Hearings of Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been charged with flouting coronavirus restrictions and several other offenses, restarted at a court in the capital Naypyitaw on Tuesday, two months after the last hearing held, her lawyers said.
The hearings had been suspended as courts and other government offices had been closed since mid-July due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar.
The hearings were on cases of spreading information that fanned social unease and breaching a law intended to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to Khin Maung Zaw, the leader of Suu Kyi's defense team.
But the lawyer did not provide details of the hearings.
The hearings were supposed to be held on Monday, but Suu Kyi could not attend it as she felt ill from the shaky drive to the court from an undisclosed location where she is being detained, according to her lawyers.
But Khin Maung Zaw said Tuesday, "Today Daw Aung San Suu Kyi seemed quite relieved, but she said she was still somewhat dizzy," addressing her with an honorific used for women in Myanmar.
The next hearings of the cases are scheduled on Sept. 21. The specific dates for handing down the verdicts are undecided, according to the lawyers.
Suu Kyi, who was detained following the Feb. 1 military coup, faces several other charges, including violating the Official Secrets Act and illegally importing walkie-talkies.
The 76-year-old civilian leader also stands accused of illegally accepting $600,000 and gold as well as misusing her authority in renting land and a building.
Myanmar has seen political and economic crises since the elected government under Suu Kyi was ousted by the military.
Since then, military crackdowns on anti-coup protesters and others had resulted in 1,080 deaths and the detention of 6,398 people as of Saturday, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, a rights group tracking the situation in Myanmar.