The military court in Myanmar has announced its first decision in the corruption case against Suu Kyi, who has been charged with corruption 11 times so far.
It was announced that Suu Kyi was sentenced to 5 years in prison in the corruption case where she was accused of taking bribes of 600,000 dollars in cash and gold.
The ousted leader faces 10 more corruption investigations.
Suu Kyi, 76, has so far been sentenced to 6 years in prison for illegally importing and possessing radios, inciting public riots and violating COVID-19 restrictions.
It is stated that Suu Kyi could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison if she is convicted of all the charges brought against her by the military administration that took over the coup.
military coup in Myanmar
The Myanmar army seized power on February 1, 2021, after allegations of fraud in the general elections in 2020 and political tension in the country. The army had detained many officials and ruling party leaders, especially the country’s de facto leader and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency for a year.
As a result of the armed intervention of the Myanmar army against the anti-coup protesters and rebel groups, 902 people have lost their lives and thousands of demonstrators have been detained.
Meanwhile, according to the Political Prisoners Aid Organization (AAPP), more than 1,400 people have lost their lives in the country since the coup, and over 10 thousand people have been detained.
Source: TRT Haber