Myanmar: Junta “court” rejects Aung San Suu Kyi corruption appeal

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“A Myanmar junta court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi against a five-year sentence for corruption handed down last week, a junta spokesman told Agence France-Presse. Since a coup ousted her government in February last year, plunging Myanmar into upheaval, Suu Kyi has been in military custody and faces a raft of charges that could jail her for more than 150 years.
Last week the Nobel laureate was convicted of accepting a bribe of US$600,000 cash and gold bars — a charge she said was ‘absurd,’ according to her lawyer.” (05/05/22)