Myanmar court: The Nobel laureate is accused of accepting a $ 600,000 bribe and gold jewelry.
Myanmar court on Wednesday sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison on corruption charges. Part of a series of charges that could land the ousted leader in jail for decades.
Since the coup in February last year. Which has sparked riots in Myanmar, Suu Kyi has been detained by the military.
YANGON: A Myanmar court on Wednesday sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison for corruption. Which is part of a series of criminal charges that could lead. To a suspended citizen leader serving decades in prison.
Since the coup in February last year, which has sparked riots in Myanmar.
Suu Kyi has been detained by the military.
A bribe of $ 600,000 in gold and gold coins.
Special military court
After two days of delay, a special military court set up by military tribunals. Naypyidaw issued its verdict and verdict at 9:30 am (0300 GMT) on Wednesday.
“In connection with the seizure of U Phyo Min Thein ‘gold and dollars. The court sentenced him to five years in prison,” Junta spokeswoman Zaw Min Tun told AFP.
“He will be detained in a house. I do not know if he has pleaded guilty. They are working legally. As far as I know he is healthy.”
He faces a number of other criminal charges. Including criminal misconduct, electoral fraud and electoral fraud, and could face up to 100 years in prison if convicted.
Violating Covid-19 rules and violating communications law – although he would remain under house arrest while fighting other charges.
Under the former Junta regime. Suu Kyi spent most of her time indoors at her mansion in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city.
“Aung San Suu Kyi’s days as a free woman are over,” Phil Robertson. Asia’s Deputy Director-General of Human Rights Watch, told AFP.
“To overthrow democracy in Myanmar also means to overthrow Aung San Suu Kyi, and the junta leaves nothing to chance.”
Chaos, a plane for investors
The coup d’état sparked widespread protests and riots by soldiers who wanted to force it to end.
According to a local watchdog group, the protest left more than 1,700 XNUMX residents dead and about 13,000 arrested.
Suu Kyi has been a protester in Myanmar for more than 30 years. But her six-year sentence has already suggested she may miss out on elections. The junta has said she plans to hold next year.
Myanmar independent analyst David Mathieson said officials were using criminal cases to make Suu Kyi “politically neutral”.
“This is another bad step to strengthen the coup,” he told AFP.
“This political intention is pure and simple.”
National League for Democracy
A team of lawmakers expelled from the National League for Democracy (NLD) formed a similar. “National Unity Government” (NUG) in an attempt to undermine the junta’s legitimacy.
A large number of “People’s Defense Force” (PDF) troops. They have come from all over the country to win the war on the junta.
And in some places it is difficult to maintain them.
Last week junta supremo Min Aung Hlaing called for peace talks with Myanmar’s long-established rebel groups. Which controls large areas and has been fighting for decades.
The unrest in Myanmar following the coup d’état is a small number of foreign investors. Who came to the country in the aftermath of democracy in 2011.
Power giants TotalEnergies and Chevron, British American Tobacco and Japanese liquor company Kirin have all announced plans to withdraw.