A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to seven years in prison on corruption charges, AFP reported. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi was jailed in five corruption cases related to the hiring and maintenance of helicopters.
Aung San Suu Kyi in custody since the coup
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and key leader of the opposition to decades of Myanmar military rule, has been detained since the coup. She has already been sentenced, while she has been denying all the allegations against her. Now the existence of the National League for Democracy Party has also come under threat.
Court in army-ruled Myanmar convicts Aung San Suu Kyi on more corruption charges, adding 7 years to her prison term, reports AP
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Announcement of fresh elections in Myanmar in 2023
The army has announced fresh elections in Myanmar in 2023. Significantly, on February 1, 2021, the Myanmar army took over the reins of the country and along with Aung San Suu Kyi, many big leaders of Myanmar were taken into custody.
Who is Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi has waged a long struggle for democracy against military rule in Myanmar for decades. He has a global image. Aung San Suu Kyi is a very popular leader of Myanmar. She has been fighting for the restoration of democracy there for decades. He had to remain under house arrest or in jail for more than 15 years. Then he took charge of the country. However, recently after the military coup, the military regime once again arrested him. Due to this, she once again came in the headlines all over the world.