Myanmar Junta Charges Aung San Suu Kyi with Election Fraud

The Myanmar junta has charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with election fraud in relation to the 2020 general election that her party won in a landslide, state media reported on Nov. 16.

State-run newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar reported that the military charged Suu Kyi, 76, with “election fraud and lawless actions” without providing details on the court proceedings.

The newspaper cited various allegations including “violating the existing laws in assigning the election sub-commissions,” threatening election officials, and wrongly adding names to voter lists.

The election fraud charge is the latest in a series of charges Suu Kyi is facing, including illegally importing walkie talkies, sedition, and corruption.

Suu Kyi faces decades in prison if convicted.

The military also accused 15 other officials, including ousted President U Win Myint, of the same charge.


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