Aung San Suu Kyi Waits For First Verdict

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to hear the verdict in her incitement trial on Tuesday, the first judgment from her many junta court cases filed against her. 

If found guilty, Suu Kyi would face three years in prison for the first case.

The junta banned journalists from the proceedings in the special court and recently banned Suu Kyi’s lawyers from speaking to the media.

The junta detained Suu Kyi since the coup on February 1, and the generals have since added more charges against Suu Kyi from possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies, violating coronavirus restrictions during elections, violating the official secrets act, corruption, and electoral fraud.

The previous junta put Suu Kyi on house arrest at her family’s colonial-era mansion in Yangon, however this time, Min Aung Hlaing’s regime has confined her in an undisclosed location where her only link to the outside world were brief pre-trial meetings with her lawyers.

Earlier this month, the junta sentenced a former chief minister to 75 years in jail and sentenced Suu Kyi’s close aide to 20 years.


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