Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred to a prison from a secret location where she had been detained, a military spokesman said Thursday.
Suu Kyi has been tried on a dozen criminal charges after the military toppled her democratically elected government in a February 2021 coup and put her under house arrest in the capital Naypyitaw.
The spokesman, Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, said in a statement that Suu Kyi is in a prison, but that she is being held "separately" from other prisoners and "under fair conditions."
At the previous location, Suu Kyi had access to servants and her pet dog, according to local media reports. It is unclear, however, whether she will continue to enjoy such an environment.
It marked the third time that the 77-year-old Suu Kyi has been moved from one place of detention to another since she was ousted last year, according to local media.
Mizzima News released Thursday a leaked photo of a stand-alone small house purportedly built inside the Naypyitaw prison compound a few months ago to keep Suu Kyi.
Until Tuesday, she had been commuting, with a full security convoy on most weekdays, from a secret location to the special court set up inside a government compound in the capital's Zabuthiri Township where she and her co-defendants are standing trial.
That secret location is believed to be near a military base in Naypyitaw, about a 20-minute drive away from the previous special court at Zabuthiri, the BBC's Myanmar language service reported.
Her trials proceeded Thursday at the new special court set up inside the same prison compound where she is now held, other local media reports said.
Suu Kyi has been serving a prison sentence of a total of 11 years for five criminal charges and a corruption charge.
She is still facing trial on about a dozen more charges involving corruption, violating the Official Secrets Act and election fraud.