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Burma: San Suu Kyi sentenced to 6 years for corruption

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(ANSA) – YANGON, AUG 15 – A Burmese military junta court today sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison for corruption: this was announced by a source close to the case.

Suu Kyi was sentenced to “six years in prison on four corruption charges,” said the source, who wished to remain anonymous. The former Burmese leader had already been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

The 77-year-old Burmese statesman will now have to serve 6 years in jail for four counts of corruption, which add up to the 5 years imposed a few months ago, for a total of 11 years in prison. Immediately after the military coup in February 2021, she was arrested and placed in solitary confinement in the capital Naypyidaw.

Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health in the Naypyidaw military courtroom, according to a source close to the case, and did not comment on the sentence.

His trial has been taking place behind closed doors for over a year. His defense lawyers are prohibited from speaking to the press or international organizations. Several charges still hang on the Nobel Peace Prize – from violating state secrets under a law dating back to colonial times, election fraud, sedition and corruption: potential material for decades of detention. At the end of last April she was sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges of having received $ 600,000 and gold in bribes from a former deputy minister. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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