Myanmar Junta Court Delays Suu Kyi Verdict Again

A Myanmar junta court has again delayed giving its verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies.

On Monday, Suu Kyi, 76, was due to hear the verdict on charges of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies, but the judge adjourned the verdict until January 10, Aljazeera reported.

Earlier this month, Suu Kyi was jailed for four years for incitement against the military and breaching COVID-19 restrictions, which junta chief Min Aung Hlaing later commuted the term to two years, adding said she would serve her sentence under house arrest in the capital, Naypyidaw.

Suu Kyi would face three years in prison if found guilty on charges of the walkie-talkies, contraband equipment soldiers and police allegedly found when they raided her house from the early hours of the coup.

The junta also charged Suu Kyi with multiple counts of corruption, each punishable by 15 years in jail, and violating the Official Secrets Act.

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