Ousted Burmese leader Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison

Ousted Burmese leader Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison
Ousted Burmese leader Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison

Neipyijto – Deposed Burmese leader Do Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor today. A court in Burma, which is ruled by a military junta, found her guilty of electoral fraud, the AP reported. This is already the umpteenth prison sentence to which the Burmese politician has been sentenced.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi was arrested last February when the military came to power in Burma and overthrew the civilian government of her National League for Democracy. The politician was initially held under house arrest, then spent several months in a secret location in the metropolis of Neipyijt and was transferred to a prison there in June.

Suu Kyi has been accused in numerous cases, the first trial of her started last May. She was already sentenced to an 11-year sentence for inciting violence, illegally importing radios, violating coronavirus measures and accepting bribes. He also faces other charges of corruption or disclosure of state secrets.

Most recently, she was sentenced to another six years in prison on August 15 when a court in Burma found her guilty of four counts of corruption.

A former British ambassador was sentenced to a year in prison in Burma

Briton Vicky Bowman, who previously served as the British ambassador in Burma, was sentenced to one year in prison. Her Burmese husband received the same punishment. BBC News reported about it today.

Bowman and her husband Tchein Lin, an artist and former political prisoner, were detained last week in the country’s economic capital, Yangon. They were accused of violating the rules for the stay of foreigners in Burma, which has been ruled by a military junta since last February’s coup. However, according to the BBC, the case probably has a wider political context.

Bowman served as ambassador to Burma from 2002 to 2006 and has more than thirty years of experience with the country. He now heads the Burmese Center for Responsible Business (MCRB). Tchein Lin is one of the most famous Burmese artists and dissidents. Between 1998 and 2004, he spent 6.5 years in prison for criticizing the military government that ruled the country at the time.

The arrests of Bowman and her husband came shortly before London announced new sanctions against Burmese companies linked to the military junta. In addition, Britain has announced that it will formally support Gambia’s case against Burma at the UN International Court of Justice over possible genocidal military operations against the Muslim Rohingya.

Burma opposition court Suu Kyi

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