Myanmar: Junta “court” sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years

Source: Sky News [UK]

“Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of charges relating to the possession and import of walkie-talkies and breaking COVID-19 restrictions and has been jailed for another four years. The 76-year-old has been in detention since 1 February when the military seized power in a coup. Today’s verdicts are the latest from a string of trials over a range of alleged offences, including corruption and violating the official secrets acts. … So far all of the trials have been held behind closed doors and Ms Suu Kyi hasn’t been seen in public since her detention. Journalists are barred from entering the court and Ms Suu Kyi’s lawyers have been banned from speaking to the press. If found guilty of all the offences she is accused of, she could spend the rest of her life behind bars. She denies all the charges.” (01/10/22)