Defence lawyers argued that Suu Kyi could not be held responsible for statements on her party’s Facebook page, because she was already in detention.
Time running out for other countries to step up efforts to restore democracy and prevent a broader conflict in Myanmar, says Michelle Bachelet.
The telecom giant has booked massive financial losses in a country marred by a military coup and street protests.
Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's most powerful rebel groups, says it shot down a helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near Momauk town in Myanmar's far north.
The country has been in an uproar since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, triggering a massive uprising, which authorities have tried to quell by deploying lethal force and live ammunition.
Activists ditch usual Thingyan new year holiday festivities to focus on campaign against the generals who seized power in a coup.
As violence has escalated, about a dozen armed ethnic groups have condemned the junta as illegitimate and vowed to stand with the protesters.
Demonstrators hold "flower strikes" across the restive country, leaving bouquets, some with messages of defiance, at places associated with anti-coup activists killed by the security forces.
Opponents of army's February 1 coup voice concern that foreign journalists will not be shown a full picture of the situation in the troubled country.
The junta on Saturday staged a major show of might for its annual Armed Forces Day as the death toll since the February 1 coup climbed to at least 423, according to a local monitoring group .
Fears are swirling that Saturday could become a flashpoint as military junta warns that its forces will shoot protesters in the head.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
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