Myanmar’s former civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday. in one of many court cases in which he could face decades in prison, a source familiar with the case said.
The source said Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since the February 1, 2021 coup, was convicted of illegal importation of communication devices. wireless.
According to the indictment, these smuggling devices were discovered during a search of Aung San Suu Kyi’s official residence at the time of her arrest.
AND in she had previously been sentenced in December to four years in prison for violating the restrictions imposed on the Corona virus, a penalty which the military council then reduced to two years.
Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Prize for pace, is spending his first sentence in the place in which she has been detained with no contact with the outside world since her arrest nearly a year ago.
Her trial takes place behind closed doors before a specially set up court in the capital, Naypyidaw, where she is prosecuted together with the country’s former president, Win Myint, who was also arrested last February.
Long sentences have already been passed on several close collaborators of the country’s former civilian leader. A former minister was sentenced to 75 years in prison and one of his assistants was sentenced to 20 years, while others have moved abroad or are now living in hiding.
The coup d’etat plunged the country into chaos. Since then, security forces have killed hundreds of civilians while popular militias have launched an armed struggle in all of Burma.
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