Court in Myanmar convicts Suu Kyi again in corruption case


Suu Kyi, who has faced several political charges since the military toppled her elected government in February 2021, will now serve a total of 33 years in prison with this sentence added. The case, which ended on Friday, contained five charges against Suu Kyi under the anti-corruption law.

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another corruption case against her and sentenced her to seven years in prison. Suu Kyi, who has faced several political charges since the military toppled her elected government in February 2021, will now serve a total of 33 years in prison with this sentence added. The case, which ended on Friday, contained five charges against Suu Kyi under the anti-corruption law.

Suu Kyi, 77, has also been convicted of several other charges, including illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies, violating coronavirus restrictions, breaching the country’s official secrets law, treason and election fraud. such allegations are included. Earlier, he has been sentenced to a total of 26 years of imprisonment for various offences. His supporters and independent analysts say the various charges against him are aimed at legitimizing the military’s attempt to seize power and keeping him out of politics ahead of the election.

Myanmar’s military regime has promised to hold elections next year. Friday’s decision was briefed by a legal official in a specially set up courtroom in the main prison on the outskirts of the capital, who requested anonymity for fear of being penalized by authorities. The trial was kept away from the media, diplomats and the public, and Suu Kyi’s lawyers were forbidden from talking about it.

Suu Kyi was the de facto head of government and was given the title of State Counsellor. His government was headed by Win Myint, who is also a co-respondent in the case. The defendants have denied all the allegations made by the military ruler. His lawyers are expected to appeal in the coming days. The military government said in a statement, “Based on the circumstances after the completion of the judicial process, we will consider how to proceed.”

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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