Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison

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On 10th Jan 2020, a court in military ­ruled Myanmar sentenced ousted leader of National League for Democracy(NLD) party, Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on charges including possession of unlicensed walkie talkies. She denies all charges.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 years in prison

  • Ms. Suu Kyi was detained on the day of the February 1 coup and days later, police said six illegally imported walkie­ talkies were recovered during a search of her home. The court handed her a two ­year sentence for breaching an export-import law by possessing the handheld radios and one year for having a set of signal jammers. 
  • She was also sentenced to two years on another charge of breaching a natural disaster management law related to coronavirus rules.
  • The junta said that Ms. Suu Kyi is being given due process by an independent court.
  • Her trial has been closed to the media and Ms. Suu Kyi’s lawyers have been barred from communicating with the media and public. 
  • The military has not even disclosed where she is detained.

For more details refer to the post on December 7, 2021.

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