The Military regime in Myanmar has charged elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with flouting laws on import and export.
After the recent military coup, Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained. As the military filed charges against her she was sent to judicial custody until February 15.
The charges include breaching import and export laws, and possession of unlawful communication devices, the BBC reported.
Her whereabouts are still unclear, but it has been reported that she is being held at her residence in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.
Deposed President Win Myint, who is believed to be in jail, has also been charged, the documents show -- in his case with violating rules banning gatherings during the COVID pandemic.
According to BBC, Neither the President nor Suu Kyi have been heard from since the military seized power in the early hours of February 1.
The coup, led by armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing, has seen the installation of an 11-member junta which is ruling under a year-long state of emergency.
The military sought to justify its action by alleging fraud in last November's elections, which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won decisively.
Activists in Myanmar are calling for civil disobedience. (IANS)