A court in Myanmar, run by the military, has ruled. Aung San Suu KyiA source familiar with the case told Channel. The former leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been sentenced to three years in prison for corruption.
Wednesday’s verdict was the last in penalties Meet the 77-year-old, the leader of the opposition to decades of military rule.(Myanmar court extends Aung San Suu sentence to 26 years) He led Burma for five years before being forced from power in a coup in early 2021.
Suu Kyi was found guilty of accepting $500,000 in bribes from local entrepreneurs. This is an allegation she has denied. According to sources, her lawyer said the crimes committed against her were politically motivated.
Suu Kyi is currently being held in solitary confinement at a prison in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. Myanmar court extends Aung San Suu sentence to 26 years
Last month, Suzy was found guilty of electoral fraud and sentenced to three years in prison for hard labor. In a ruling in connection with the November 2020 general election, her National League for Democracy party won by a landslide. Defeat the party created by the army.
This is the first time Suzy has been sentenced to hard work since. Coup 2021She received the same sentence in a separate trial under her previous administration in 2009, but the sentence was commuted.
Suu Kyi has previously been convicted of offenses ranging from taking bribes to violating elections.
Human rights groups have repeatedly expressed concerns about the punishment of pro-democracy activists in the country since the military took power.
Also sentenced Wednesday was Toru Kubota, 26, a. Japanese journalist The man received an additional three years in prison for violating immigration law. Japan’s foreign ministry.
That sentence comes in addition to the 10 years that Kubota received last week on charges of inciting and violating electronic communications laws. The charges were related to the July filming of his anti-government protests. said the Japanese ambassador
The ministry said the Japanese government would continue to ask the Myanmar authorities to release Kubota. “As soon as possible”
Kubota was arrested by undercover police in Yangon. He is shooting a documentary he has been working on for several years, according to a Change.org petition calling for his release.
in july The junta has executed two prominent pro-democracy activists and two other men accused of terrorism. After the trial condemned by the United Nations and human rights groups