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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in jail



Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in jail

A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison, according to sources familiar with the court proceedings.

She was charged with breaking coronavirus restrictions and possessing walkie-talkies without a license.

He allegedly violated telecommunications and import-export laws in relation to walkie-talkies.

Journalists and members of the public were excluded from the trial, so Suu Kyi’s reaction is unknown.

Twelve legal cases have been filed against Suu Kyi, 76, and experts believe she could face a jail term totaling more than 100 years.

In a first verdict in December, he was given four years in prison for inciting a riot and violating COVID-19 restrictions.

Myanmar’s military rulers later reduced his sentence to two years.

It is unclear whether Suu Kyi will serve a prison sentence or be allowed to remain under house arrest.

She was arrested on February 1, 2021, hours before the military overthrew the country’s democratically elected civilian leaders.

Observers and rights experts call her case a mock trial and suspect that the military junta wants to silence her in the long run.

She has previously spent 15 years under house arrest and became the de facto head of government in 2016.

She has been charged with a variety of crimes, including violation of a state secrets law and foreign trade laws.

For greeting supporters, she was charged with violating coronavirus restrictions, despite wearing a face mask and protective visor.

Myanmar has been mired in political turmoil since the coup.

The junta has used brutal force to suppress protests and resistance movements.

According to the prison aid organization AAPP, more than 1,400 people have died and around 11,000 have been arrested.

dpa / NAN

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