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Burma: New ruling Monday in Aung San Suu Kyi River trial

Burma: New ruling Monday in Aung San Suu Kyi River trial

Yangon | Already sentenced to two years in prison at the beginning of December, former Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday should learn of the verdict in another part of the river of her trial and risk a detention of several decades due to all the facts against her. reproach.

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The Nobel Prize winner, 76, has been placed under house arrest since the coup at the beginning of the year that toppled her. On the morning of February 1, the military regained power in this Southeast Asian nation, putting an end to short democratic arcs.

On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi theoretically faces three years in prison for importing and possessing walkie-talkies, but this is just one of many accusations that analysts say are aimed at keeping him out of the scene for good.

This time, the charges relate to the early hours of the coup, when soldiers and police broke into her home and allegedly found unauthorized equipment in her possession.

During the investigation, members of the team that led the raid admitted during interrogation that they did not have a search warrant, according to an informed source.

It is unlikely that Aung San Suu Kyi will be transferred to prison on Monday, and the military court may postpone the sentencing date.

Earlier this month, she was sentenced to four years in prison for inciting public disturbances and violating health rules related to Covid, a ruling strongly condemned by the international community.

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Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing later commuted the sentence to two years in prison, and announced that she would serve her sentence under house arrest in the capital, Naypyidaw.

The media are not allowed to attend his trial behind closed doors in a special court in the capital. The military council also prevented his legal team from speaking to the press and international organizations.

The junta regularly added new charges, including corruption, which carries a 15-year prison sentence, and electoral fraud in the elections won by his party, the National League for Democracy, in November 2020.

For nearly 10 months, the lady from Rangoon was confined to an undisclosed location with a small team. Her connection with the outside world is limited to brief meetings with her lawyer, which kept her informed of the situation in the country and conveyed messages to her supporters.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense team was the only source of information about the closed trial.

Meanwhile, several trials have sentenced other prominent NLD members to harsh sentences.

A former minister was sentenced to 75 years in prison in early December, while a close associate of the former prime minister was sentenced to 20 years in prison.