Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader in widely criticised trial

Repressed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was Myanmar court found guilty of inciting dissent and violating Covid rules in the first of a series of verdicts in which she could be jailed for life.

Ms. Suu Kyi faces a total of 11 charges and denies all of them.

It is unclear when or if Mrs

Co-defendant Win Myint, former president of Ms. Suu Kyi and an ally of the National League from Democracy (NLD), was jailed Ther Only for four years on Monday the exact charges.
UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet condemned the “fame trial” and said it would only “deepen the rejection of the coup.”

Meanwhile, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss called on Myanmar to release all political prisoners and return to democracy.

“Arbitrary detention of elected politicians is only at risk of further unrest,” he said.
And Amnesty’s legal group described the charges as “false” and said it was the “latest example of the military’s determination to eliminate all opposition and suppress freedoms in Myanmar court.”

Suu Kyi ‘struggling’

Ms. Suu Kyi’s lawyers, who had been the sole source of information about the trial, also received strangulation orders prohibiting them from publishing information.

A spokesman for the newly formed Government of National Unity, a group made up of democratic figures and opponents of the coup, had previously told the BBC that Ms. Suu Kyi was in trouble Myanmar court.

“It’s not right… The military generals are preparing for 104 years in prison for her. They want me to die in prison,” said Dr. Sasa.

The military had taken power by accusing electoral fraud in last year’s parliamentary elections, in which the NLD won by crushing.

However, independent electoral observers said that the elections were mostly free and fair.

The coup d’ état sparked widespread demonstrations, and the Myanmar military has cracked down on democratic demonstrators, activists, and journalists.

According to the Political Prisoners Assistance monitoring group.

An icon who fell from grace

Her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won a landslide victory in 2015. Still, the rules prevented her from becoming president herself by eliminating those with foreign children from holding that position.

In 2019, Ms. Suu Kyi appeared before the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend her country against accusations of genocide.

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