Sean tern Suu Kyi has been detained in Myanmar since February 6 last year, days after the military ousted her elected government in a coup. If found guilty, he faces up to 14 years in prison.
Australian broadcaster ABC quoted a legal official as saying that Turnell testified in court for the first time since his arrest but few details were available.
Australian Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles said he was “concerned about the level of access available to those providing consular services to Ternell”.
“We expect that there is transparency, there is an application of justice, and there is an application of procedural fairness. And we are concerned about all of those in its application to Professor Turnell,” Marles told reporters on Friday.
A lawyer for Turnell did not respond to a phone call from Reuters seeking comment. A spokesman for Myanmar’s military government was not immediately available for comment.
Turnell, who is also a professor of economics at Macquarie University in Australia, is expected to stand trial along with Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the coup, and convicted several members of her economics team for the same crime. has gone.