Myanmar court verdicts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 years in prison

Suu Kyi was arrested by the military of Myanmar, Tatmadaw, after the coup d’état that the latter carried out earlier this year in February.

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New Delhi: Myanmar court on Monday, sentenced the nation’s pro-democrat leader Aung San Suu Kyi to prison for four years on charges of breaching COVID19 rules and encouraging public unrest, according to the reports.

Although Suu Kyi is currently on several trials for 11 different charges and could also face up to 102 years in prison if stated guilty.

Suu Kyi was arrested by the military of Myanmar, Tatmadaw, after the coup d’état that the latter carried out earlier this year in February.

The military coup took place one day before the swearing in the of the newly elected members of Myanmar’s parliament who were elected during the 2020 election.

Following the coup, Myanmar flared up in protests in support of democracy in the state. The Tatmadaw replied by violently cracking down on protesters, having already killed around 1,300 people and arrested more 10,000 protesters, according to the New York Times.

While she categorically denies the charges, Suu Kyi has been accused of multiple counts of corruption, violations of a state secrets act, a telecoms law, incitement, and even breach of COVID-19 regulations.

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