Aung Suu Kyi Sentenced For More Than Seven Years 

June 4, 2023


Aung Suu Kyi Sentenced For More Than Seven Years 

Shaeran Rufus

BURMA: Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratic leader of Myanmar has been sentenced to seven years of jail on Friday. The ousted Myanmar Leader in her long trial of house arrests, and detained was added with seven years making it more than 20 years. The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1991 has faced more than three decades of imprisonment.

The 77-year-old, Suu Kyi was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges in a hiring of a helicopter of government officials. Last year, as the military coup took control, Kyi was accused in numerous charges, one of corruption.

Media persons were not allowed to attend the hearing and Kyi’s counsel was restricted from talking to the media. The former president, Win Myint was also equally accused in the trial have received the same sentence.

The former State Counsellor of Myanmar, Suu Kyi was accused of misusing state funds.  She was already serving 26 years of imprisonment. Numerous human rights analysts are referring charges as politically motivated to persist military leadership.

The leader of the National League for Democracy was removed from her position in 2021 via a military coup.  She was accused in alleged cases of bribes, using a walkie-talkie, and covid restrictions. She had denied charges aimed at her. Currently, she is under solitary confinement in the capital city of Burma, Naypyidaw.

Myanmar has been going through an economic shrink and chaotic situation. Numerous civil activists are arrested. The freedom of speech within these two years has been deplored and has raised concerns for the people of Myanmar.

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