Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 3 more years in prison and hard labor

Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 3 more years in prison and hard labor - Photo 1.

Former Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi – Photo: REUTERS

On September 2, Suu Kyi was accused of cheating in the November general election, when her National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a landslide victory. island, making it difficult for the party founded by the military.

The source, who declined to be named, did not know what kind of hard labor Ms. Suu Kyi would do. Former President Win Myint, a co-defendant of Suu Kyi, was also sentenced to the same sentence.

Myanmar’s military government said Suu Kyi was being tried according to legal procedures.

In February 2021, Myanmar’s military regained control of the government, preventing Suu Kyi’s NLD party from forming a new government after the 2020 elections.

The NLD denied cheating and said they won fairly.

Suu Kyi, 76, has been on trial for more than a year on charges ranging from corruption and incitement to disclosing state secrets, with a maximum sentence of more than 190 years. She has denied all these allegations.

The famous woman in Myanmar – who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 – has been detained since the elected government was toppled in a coup in early 2021.

On August 19, General Min Aung Hlaing – the head of Myanmar’s army – announced his readiness to negotiate with Ms. Suu Kyi to end the crisis caused by the coup, but only after her trial. end.

Before the latest sentence, Ms. Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison for corruption in early August. Up to that point, the total number of prison sentences she faced was 17 years.

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