Myanmar’s ousted leader, Suu Kyi, jailed for 6 more years

Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sentenced to 6 more years in prison in a corruption investigation. The total of Suu Kyi’s sentences for different crimes rose to 17 years.

A New Development Took Place In The Case In Which Aung San Suu Kyi , the leader of the National Unity Party for Democracy, who was arrested by the junta administration after the military coup on February 1, 2021, was tried on different charges.

Suu Kyi, who has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in the judicial process so far, was sentenced to 6 years in prison by the junta court yesterday on charges of building a house for herself in the capital city of Naypyidaw with the money donated to a foundation bearing her mother’s name, and renting land for the same foundation below the market price. .

Suu Kyi , who was previously sentenced to 4 years in prison for possession of illegal radio and Violating Covid-19 restrictions, 2 years for incitement to the public, and 5 years for corruption, increased to 17 years after the hearing, in which a confidentiality decision was made. It is stated that Suu Kyi, who has faced more than 10 different charges and described the allegations as a “political move”, could be sentenced to more than 150 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

The junta, which staged a coup on February 1, 2021, alleging fraud in the 8 November 2020 elections in Myanmar, arrested many officials and ruling party executives, especially the de facto leader of the country, Aung San Suu Kyi. The junta administration violently suppressed the mass protests that started after the anti-democracy movement, which was met with a strong reaction in the international community, and it was reflected to the public that many civilians lost their lives in the anti-coup demonstrations.


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