Southeast Asia
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 7 more years, military court’s decision

In the 2021 coup in Myanmar, the army arrested thousands of people, including Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi after seizing power.

Aung San Suu Kyi: A military court in 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. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.  In jail since February 2021. Even after condemnation at the international level, he could not get relief.

The army brought down Suu Kyi’s elected government in February 2021 and several cases were filed against her. Now with the addition of this sentence, he will have to spend a total of 33 years in jail. He was also convicted of several other crimes. Prior to this sentence, he was sentenced to a total of 26 years of imprisonment.

Supporters say the charges against him are aimed at usurping power. The army wants to keep him away from politics. Myanmar’s military regime has promised to hold elections next year.

Suu Kyi and several people in her team were convicted of the same crime. Thousands of people, including Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested after the army seized power in a coup in Myanmar in 2021.

The 75-year-old Nobel laureate faces charges of election fraud and violating the Official Secrets Act. Suu Kyi faces more than 190 years in prison if convicted on all orders. About 2 thousand people were killed during the coup in Myanmar. More than a thousand people were detained.

Was honoured with the Jawaharlal Nehru Award in 1992

Aung San Soon Ki received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992, he was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award by the Government of India.

Aung San Suu Kyi was born in 1945 in Myanmar. She is the daughter of Aung San, the father of Burma’s nation.

Politically assassinated in 1947. Suu Kyi longs for the establishment of democracy in Burma struggled. She reached the chair of the Prime Minister, but then removed her from the army.

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