Aung San Suu Kyi: Ousted Myanmar leader jailed for another four years
By SEAMLESS DAILY
10 January 2022
A court in Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison, in the latest of a series of trials.
She was convicted for the illegal possession and import of walkie-talkies and breaking Covid-19 rules.
Ms Suu Kyi was first convicted in December, and given a reduced jail sentence of two years.
She denies all the charges.
journalists are barred from entering the court and ms suu kyi's lawyers have been banned from speaking to the press.
phil robertson, the deputy asia director for human rights watch called the legal proceedings a "courtroom circus of secret proceedings on bogus charges".
The junta was violating the human rights of everyone, from Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected officials of the previous government to activists on the street, Robertson said.
Ms Suu Kyi's popular National League for Democracy ( NLD ) party won a resounding victory in a general election in November 2020.
The coup triggered widespread demonstrations and Myanmar's military has cracked down on pro-democracy protesters, activists and journalists.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, 1,447 people have been killed by the military since February and 11,421 have been arrested.
if found guilty of all the offences she is accused of, she could spend the rest of her life.
She has been held by the military since 1 February, when it ousted her democratically elected government, plunging the country into chaos.
On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty on charges related to illegally importing and owning walkie-talkies, and of breaking coronavirus rules, according to Associated Press.
Claims of abuse and death in custody under country's military rule Military chief Min Aung Hlaing later cut the sentence to two years and said the term could be served under house arrest.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who previously spent a total of 15 years in detention campaigning against the military, is also facing further charges, including allegations of election fraud, corruption and violating the Official Secrets Act.
The cases are among about a dozen brought against the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate since the army seized power last February, ousting her elected government.
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