Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another 6 years in prison for corruption

Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another 6 years in prison for corruption

Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another 6 years

According to a source close to the case, Suu Kyi appeared in the Naypyidaw military courtroom

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. The former chairman did not comment on the verdict.

The April sentence

– Immediately after the military coup in February 2021, the Burmese politician – now 77 years old – was arrested and locked in solitary confinement in the capital, Naypyidaw. The extra six years she must spend in her cell follows the five she was imposed in April, when she was convicted on charges of receiving $600,000 in bribes and gold from a former deputy minister to have.

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“Political Process”

– Several allegations against the Nobel Peace Prize winner of possible decades of imprisonment: violating state secrets under a colonial-era law, electoral fraud, hate speech and corruption. In April, the European Commission reiterated that Suu Kyi’s 5-year prison sentence was “politically motivated”.

The EU appeal

– Brussels then renewed its call for the “immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and all those arbitrarily detained after the coup of February 1, 2021”. This sentence, emphasized the EU Commission, is “another step towards dismantling the rule of law and another blatant violation of human rights in Myanmar” and “another major step backwards for democracy”.