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Ex-Myanmar Leader Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison Again

Kabul – A Myanmar court has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison in the latest trial.

She was convicted of possessing and illegally importing individual wireless devices (walkie-talkies) and violating Covid-19 rules.

Ms. Suu Kyi was first convicted in December last year and sentenced to two years in prison.

She has been in custody since a military coup last February and has faced dozens of charges, all of which Aung San has denied.

The Suu Kyi court was held in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, without the presence of the media.

Her recent sentence brings her to a total of six years in prison.

Some Myanmar local media outlets say that a monitoring group of the Association for the Aid of Political Prisoners said in a report that she is one of more than 10,000 people detained by the government since February 2021.

If the ex-Myanmar leader is found guilty of all the charges she faces, she could eventually be sentenced to life in prison, according to BBC.

Nobel Prize-winning 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since the military coup in February 2021.

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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily

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