Burma.- A Burmese court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to another four years in prison


A Burmese court on Monday sentenced the country’s former ‘de facto’ leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison in a case brought against her for allegedly possessing illegally imported walkie-talkies and for violating restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

According to information collected by the Burmese news portal Myanmar Now, Suu Kyi has been sentenced to two years in prison for violations of the Export-Import Law and one more year for violating the Communications Law in the case of walkie-talkies. .

The walkie-talkies were confiscated by the military authorities in a raid carried out on his home during the coup of February 1, 2021, perpetrated by the Army hours before the new Parliament took office after the victory of the League. National for Democracy (NLD) in the last elections.

Furthermore, Suu Kyi has been sentenced to two years in prison for violating the restrictions imposed by the pandemic during her election campaign in 2020, in line with the Natural Disaster Management Act, in a second verdict against the Nobel Prize winner. peace.

Suu Kyi was sentenced in December to four years in prison on charges of incitement and another violation of restrictions due to the pandemic, although the sentence was reduced to two years shortly thereafter.

The 76-year-old Burmese Politics has several open judicial fronts, among them for the alleged violation of a law on state secrets, which could result in prison sentences of several decades, despite international pressure for the withdrawal of the charges and their release.

The coup was carried out by the Army to annul the results of the November 2020 general elections, in which the NLD won the parliamentary majority, arguing that there had been fraud, a claim disputed by international observers.

Despite this, MPs from the National League for Democracy (NLD) subsequently took office in an informal ceremony and re-elected Suu Kyi for a second term. Suu Kyi remains detained, as is the country’s president, Win Myint, in the framework of the coup.

The coup was followed by a harsh campaign of repression against opponents, activists and protesters that has resulted in nearly 1,450 deaths to date and more than 11,400 detainees, according to data published by the Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP) through your account on the social network Twitter.


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