Junta Court Defers Verdicts in Suu Kyi Trial to Dec 27

A court on Monday deferred ruling on the latest verdicts in the trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to December 27.

Suu Kyi has been charged with the possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, which police said she used without permission from authorities, and a set of signal jammers, both carrying maximum penalties of four years in jail combined. 

Suu Kyi was jailed for two years on December 6 for inciting unrest and breaching COVID restrictions, which was initially a four-year jail sentence, Junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said.

According to media reports, Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing “pardoned” the sentences and gave Suu Kyi and former president Win Myint “two years imprisonment” instead, which they would serve under house arrest in the capital of Naypyidaw.

Suu Kyi was on trial for nearly a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years in prison. 

Suu Kyi has denied all charges.

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