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Myanmar sentences Suu Kyi to jail for corruption


27 April 2022  

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MYANMAR: A court in military-ruled Myanmar has found former leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of corruption, BBC has reported.

Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since February 2021 when a military coup ousted her elected government.

The 76-year-old Nobel laureate has been charged with a raft of criminal offences including voter fraud, the report said.

She denies all of the accusations and rights groups have condemned the court trials as a sham.

The closed-door hearings in the capital Nay Pyi Taw have been shut to the public and media, and Suu Kyi’s lawyers forbidden from speaking to journalists.

On Wednesday a junta court found her guilty of taking a $600,000 bribe in the form of cash and gold bars from the former head of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and region, it said.

She was sentenced to five years in jail.

(Inputs from BBC)

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