Myanmar Court Sentenced Suu Kyi Four more Years

A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on Monday on charges of unlicensed walkie-talkies and breaking coronavirus rules.

The court handed Suu Kyi 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. 

The court also sentenced Suu Kyi to two years on another charge of breaching a natural disaster management law related to coronavirus rules.

According to Reuters, Suu Kyi, 76, appeared calm when the court read out the verdict in a court in the capital, Naypyitaw.

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

Suu Kyi has been detained since February 1 when her government was forced out in an early morning coup, ending Myanmar’s short-lived experiment with democracy.

The coup triggered widespread dissent, which led to mass detentions and bloody crackdowns where according to reports, more than 1,400 civilians died.


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