Myanmar’s military leaders have extended their detention of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose remand was set to expire today, Monday.
Suu Kyi will now be remanded until Feb. 17, when she will likely appear in court by videoconference.
The Nobel laureate remains under house arrest on a minor charge of possessing unregistered imported walkie-talkies.
The extended detention is likely to further inflame tensions between the military, which seized power in a Feb. 1 coup, and the protesters who have taken to the streets of cities across the Southeast Asian nation seeking the return of the government they elected.
Protesters continued to gather across Myanmar on Monday following a night in which authorities cut the country’s internet access and increased the security presence in major cities seeking to curtail demonstrations.