Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in ‘strong spirits as always’, son says

According to the ousted leader’s son Kim Aris, 47, the letter she sent from confinement was the first sign he had seen in months ‘that she’s actually alive’

Ousted Myanmar democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi is in “strong spirits”, her son told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Tuesday after receiving a letter from her—their first communication since she was detained in a coup three years ago.

Suu Kyi was detained on the morning of the February 2021 coup that ended a 10-year experiment with democracy and plunged the Southeast Asian nation into bloody turmoil.

The Nobel laureate, 78, has since been jailed for more than 20 years by a junta court following what rights groups say was a sham trial designed to remove her from politics.

“She is in strong spirits as always,” Kim Aris said of the letter he received from his mother thanking him for a care package he had sent to her late last year.

The letter received in early January was “the first real indication I’ve had... that she’s actually. . .

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