Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another 6 years imprisonmenttext_fields
Naypyidaw: A court in the military junta in Myanmar sentenced leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison after convicting her in four corruption cases, Reuters reported, citing sources.
Suu Kyi, the 77-year-old leader who opposes the military in the country, has been charged with around 18 cases, including graft and election violations. She was sentenced to a combined maximum jail term of nearly 190 years.
However, Suu Kyi called the accusations absurd and denied all of them.
On Monday, a court convicted her of misusing funds from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation - an organisation she founded promoting health and education - to build a home, and leasing government-owned land at a discounted rate.
The leader is already facing seven years of prison in some other cases and is lodged in a solitary facility in Naypyidaw.
In 2021, Myanmar went into another chaos after the military junta overthrew the elected government of Aung Sang Suu Kyi. Following the coupe, the new administration imposed a lethal crackdown on dissent.
Masses were jailed, tortured, beaten or killed after that and the United Nations called it 'crimes against humanity'.
World nations imposed sanctions on the military regime and dismissed Aung San Suu Kyi's trials, held in secret, as farcical.
Human Rights Watch resp]poned that Suu Kyi's fresh sentence was a massive assault against her rights and part of the campaign to bury her and her party National League for Democracy.
Earlier, the military regime in the country had claimed that Aung San Suu Kyi was produced before an independent judiciary and stated that foreign criticism was interference.