Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader to four years jail

Monday - 06/12/2021 07:47
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison, the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life.

he was found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules under a natural disasters law.

Ms Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total, which have been widely condemned as unjust. She has denied all charges.

She has been in detention since a military coup in February which toppled her elected civilian government.

It is not clear when or if Ms Suu Kyi will be placed in prison. She is being held at an undisclosed location.

Co-defendant Win Myint, the former president and Ms Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party ally, was also jailed on Monday for four years under the same charges.

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