Myanmar Junta Court to Give Verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi Case

A Myanmar junta court is reportedly set to give a verdict in the corruption trial of Aung San Suu Kyi on April 27 after days of delay.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained since a military coup ousted her civilian government in February last year, and was hit with several criminal charges including electoral fraud and corruption.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s case on allegedly accepting a bribe of $600,000 in cash and gold bars was initially set to receive a verdict from the military court on Monday, according to reporters in Myanmar.

The hearing was first postponed to Tuesday before being moved to Wednesday, according to people familiar with the matter.

The special court hearings will be closed to the public and the media. Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers are also banned from speaking to journalists.

Aung San Suu Kyi is facing a total of 10 criminal charges, and each could get her up to 15 years of prison time. She is currently serving six years for incitement against the military and breaching COVID-19 rules.

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