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Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 4-year jail


Yangon: A Myanmar court has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years of jail.

Suu Kyi, who faces 11 separate charges, was found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law. She has denied all the charges.

Along with her, co-defendant Win Myint and ally of her party National League for Democracy (NLD), too, was jailed for four years under the same charges.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government was overthrown by a miltary coup in February and she was put under house arrest.

Many have called the charges against Aung San Suu Kyi “outrageous”.

She has been charged of violating Covid restrictions by waving at a group of supporters during the election campaign. Ironically, the charge came despite the fact that she was wearing a mask and face shield.

In another case, she was found guilty for calling for public opposition to the coup. The statement had been put out by her party after she had been taken into custody. Yet, she was found guilty of inciting public unrest.

The military claimed the elections were unfair, a claim rejected by election observers.

Widespread protests have marked the military takeover in Myanmar, inviting violent suppression by the military.

Over 10,600 arrests have been made since the coup.



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