December 6, 2022

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A Myanmar court has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to an additional four years in prison

A Myanmar court has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to an additional four years in prison

Former government leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an additional four years in prison in Myanmar, where a coup was committed in early 2021. This was identified from sources close to the file. The penalty is, among other things, for possessing walkie-talkies that she did not have a license to use.

The court sentenced 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi to two years in prison for violating import and export law in possession of walkie-talkies and one year for possession of signal jammers. The source said the two sentences would run simultaneously. She was also sentenced to an additional two years in prison for violating Corona restrictions. That makes four years together.

And in December, she was sentenced to four years in prison for incitement against the military and violating Corona rules. But this sentence was later cut in half. Then it was also decided, upon reflection, that she might serve that sentence under house arrest.

Aung San Suu Kyi is being tried in Myanmar in several cases. Together, they could put her in prison for up to a hundred years. She and other politicians were placed under house arrest after the February 1, 2021 military coup.

Reporters are not allowed

Journalists were not allowed to try her in the capital, Naypyitaw. Furthermore, Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer is not allowed to communicate with the media and the public. It is also not clear where she is being held. Military commander Min Aung Hlaing said last month that Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint will remain in the same place during their trial and will not be sent to prison.

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Supporters of the former prime minister say the charges against Aung San Suu Kyi are baseless and aim to end her political career while the military consolidates its power.