Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

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The military junta ruling Myanmar has sentenced the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi  for four years for incitement against the military and breaching COVID-19 rules,

Ms. Suu Kyi, 76, has been detained since the Generals staged a coup and ousted her Government on February 1, ending the Southeast Asian country’s brief period of democracy. 

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday denounced a four-year jail term handed down to Myanmar’s ousted leader Suu Kyi after a “sham trial” and called for her immediate release.

Western countries have demanded Ms. Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the violence since the coup in which some 1,300 people have been killed,

Myanmar was earlier called Burma.

Capital : Naypyidaw

Currency : Myanmar Kyat

President : Military leader  Min Aung Hlaing

Aung San Suu Kyi

She is the youngest daughter of the Burmese Father of the Nation  Aung Sang.

She studied in Delhi University and she rose to prominence for leading a democracy movement against the army rule in Myanmar.

Her Party National League for Democracy(NLD) won the 1990 election but she was jailed and put in house arrest for almost 15 years 

She became the face of the Pro democracy movement in the world 

She got the Nobel Peace Prize 1991.

Her Party won the 2015 General election and she became the State Counsellor(Prime Minister ). 

On 1 February 2021, Aung San Suu Kyi  was arrested  and deposed by the Myanmar military, along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, after the Myanmar military declared the  November  2020 general election  results fraudulent.

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