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A Myanmar court has sentenced Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, to an additional three years in prison with hard labor for her involvement in election fraud. Two members of Suu Kyi’s previous government were other defendants and were also sentenced to three years in prison.
Suu Kyi has received a total of 17 years in prison over previous convictions. I got last month Six years in prison for corruption. She was previously sentenced to 11 years in prison for sedition and other charges. So now she has to go to prison for 20 years.
As he writes, the ruling endangers the survival of Suu Kyi’s party Associated Press. The government has openly threatened to dissolve the NLD before holding new elections next year.
The Suu Kyi party won the 2020 elections with a large majority. In February 2021 The army staged a coup Government leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested.
There was no evidence of electoral fraud. Suu Kyi denies all charges and human rights groups condemn the lawsuits against her as “politically motivated”.
The former British ambassador to Myanmar, Vicky Bowman, was also sentenced to one year in prison. According to the court, she has violated immigration laws. She has lived in Myanmar for decades and is married to a well-known Myanmar artist.
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