The defence team say Patrick Kum Jaa Lee is suffering from asthma attacks in prison, where he has been held for over a month.
Human rights groups have condemned the arrests of Chaw Sandi Htun and Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, who were detained in relation to Facebook posts.
The case against Hla Phone, who is accused of posting insulting images of Burma’s military chief and former president Thein Sein on Facebook, is based on a controversial telecommunications law.
The case highlights the limits of control that Suu Kyi’s government, elected in November on pledges of democratization, has over the government where the military plays an outsized political role.
More must be done to ensure that Burma’s military is held accountable for the atrocities it has committed against ordinary citizens.
Love them or loathe them, the Burmese the military has run Burma for more than 50 years, far longer than most regimes last.