Court in Myanmar convicts Suu Kyi again in corruption case


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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. He was also convicted of several other offences, for which he was sentenced to a total of 26 years of imprisonment.

Bangkok. A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on another corruption charge in a string of criminal cases 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. He was also convicted of several other offences, for which he was sentenced to a total of 26 years of imprisonment.

His supporters and independent analysts say the charges against him are aimed at legitimizing the military regime’s attempt to seize power and keeping him out of politics ahead of elections. 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.

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