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Suu Kyi found guilty by Myanmar court of additional corruption charges

Aung San Suu Kyi

Naypyidaw: According to sources, Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to seven more years in prison after being found guilty by a Myanmar junta court of five additional corruption-related counts.

In Myanmar, which is governed by the army, judicial proceedings were held behind closed doors, and lawyers were not permitted to discuss the case.

Suu Kyi has received a total of 33 years in prison since the army ousted her elected government in February 2021 as a consequence of a series of allegations that some have criticised as being politically motivated, the Telegraph reported.

The 77-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was convicted guilty of all the charges the junta brought against her, including corruption, owning walkie-talkies, disobeying COVID-19 regulations, and breaking the official secrets act. She may appeal the most recent verdict.

Suu Kyi is incarcerated at the Naypyitaw jail right now in a recently constructed separate facility that is near the courthouse where her trial was held.

In the 2020 election, her National League for Democracy won by a landslide once more, but it was overthrown by a military coup.

The junta declared the results of the 2020 elections invalid in July 2021, stating it had found 11.3 million instances of fraud.

Independent experts contest the claim.

Prior to the 2020 elections, Suu Kyi and former President Win Myint were charged with attempting to influence the Myanmar electoral commission. They were both found guilty and given three years in prison in September.

Aung San was a political prisoner who endured more than 15 years of house arrest between 1989 and 2010.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Suu Kyi in 1991 for her nonviolent campaign for democracy.

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