Former Myanmar President Win Myint reportedly refused to resign.
The former leader’s lawyers claimed that two army members entered Win Myint’s room before the hearing and told him “he should resign due to his health problems”. According to lawyers, the ousted leader said he would “prefer to die” rather than accept the army’s request to resign.
In addition, the former leader reportedly denied the accusations of “violating the constitution” against him.
Military coup in Myanmar
The Myanmar army seized power on February 1, after allegations of fraud in the general elections in 2020 and political tension in the country.
The army had detained many officials and ruling party leaders, especially the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency for one year.
As a result of the armed intervention of the Myanmar army against the anti-coup protesters and rebel groups, nearly a thousand people have lost their lives and thousands of protestors have been detained.
While large-scale protests continue in the country, the trial of senior government officials in military courts continues.