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Ex-Myanmar leader sentenced to six more years in prison

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Manifestação na Tailândia em julho pela libertação de Aung San Suu Kyi

Demonstration in Thailand in July for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi| Photo: EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

A Myanmar military court sentenced this Monday (10) the country’s deposed leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, to another six years in prison, for two corruption cases.

According to sources linked to the In this case, she was sentenced to three years for being found guilty of abuse of power to rent some land below the market price, and another three for building a house with donations that should be destined for charitable works in the foundation she presided over, as reported. the Myanmar Now newspaper.

The six-year sentence is added to others 11 of prison to which Suu Kyi was sentenced in other cases. The Nobel laureate has been incarcerated since the morning of February 1, 2016, when General Min Aung Hlain seized power.

Suu Kyi’s lawyers – who were banned by the military junta from speaking to the press – classified the allegations against the client as “fabricated”.

Suu Kyi became- became known worldwide when passing 11 years under house arrest for leading a non-violent struggle for democracy in Myanmar. For this, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1991.

However, after winning elections and becoming leader of the country, in 2016, had its image tarnished by accusations of having covered up and even defended human rights violations in Myanmar carried out by the military – such as the repression of the Rohingya Muslim minority, classified as genocide by the UN.

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