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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Of Myanmar Gets Seven Years in Jail

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(ANS) – According to sources, deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted of five counts of corruption on Friday and jailed for seven more years. online news

In a closed-door court session in army-ruled Myanmar, Suu Kyi, who was arrested during a coup in February 2021, was found guilty of offences relating to her lease and use of a helicopter while she was the country’s de facto leader.

The jail term adds to 26 years of prison time already handed down to Suu Kyi, for offences ranging from incitement, breaches of COVID-19 restrictions and illegally owning radio equipment, to violating a state secrets law, multiple counts of corruption and trying to influence election officials. She has dismissed those as “absurd”.

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Anti military coup protesters and journalists run as police throw tear gas while charging toward them during a demonstration against the junta military coup. Myanmar police fire rubber bullets, real bullets, tear gas and sound bombs at peaceful anti military coup protesters on Saturday, Around 50 were arrested, including 4 journalists. A woman has been shot and killed during a protest in Monywa Town near Mandalay. Myanmar’s military detained State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on February 01, 2021 and declared a state of emergency while seizing the power in the country for a year after losing the election against the National League for Democracy (NLD). (Photo by Santosh Krl / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Sources maintain that Suu Kyi “is in good health”.

A Nobel Peace Prize winner for her decades-long campaign for democracy in Myanmar, Suu Kyi has spent much of her political life detained under military governments.

She led Myanmar for five years from 2015 during a decade of tentative democracy that came after the military ended its 49-year rule, only for it to wrest back control early last year to stop her government from starting a second term, accusing it of ignoring irregularities in an election her party won.

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