Sun. Sep 25th, 2022
BANGKOK: A court in military-ruled Myanmar On Monday, he convicted the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges and sentenced her to another six years in prison, a legal official said.
The trial was held behind closed doors, with no media or public access, and a gag order prohibited his lawyers from disclosing information about the trial.
in all four corruption cases decided on Monday, Suu Kyi is alleged to have abused her position to rent public land at below-market prices and build a residence with donations earmarked for charitable purposes. He received three-year sentences for each of the four counts, but the sentences on three of them will be served simultaneously, giving him a total of six more years in prison.
She denied all charges and her lawyers are expected to appeal.
She had already been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sedition, corruption and other charges in previous trials after the military overthrew her elected government and arrested her in February 2021.
Analysts say the numerous charges against her and her allies are an attempt to legitimize the military’s takeover while removing her from politics before the military holds the elections it has promised next year.