The alternative government of myanmarformed by politicians and pro-democracy activists opponents of the military junta, denounced this Saturday that the last prison sentence against the deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi is arbitrary and stressed that those responsible for the military meeting in power must be brought before the courts.
In a statement issued this Saturday, the Government of National Unity (NUG) pointed out that both Suu Kyi as Win Myintthe country’s ousted president and also behind bars, are arrested “arbitrarily and on fabricated charges”.
In this regard, the NUG referred to a statement dated December 9 in which it declared “invalidthe judgments against Suu Kyi, Win Myint and all political activists detained in the country since the military coup on February 1, 2021.
“Are the terrorist military council and his lackeys, who are guilty of acts of treason against the state and of atrocities against the population, which must be brought before a court of justice”, added the NUG.
A military court of Myanmar sentenced Suu Kyi on Friday to seven years in jail finding her guilty of five counts of corruptionin the last of the cases presented against him.
With this new sentence, suu kyi77 years old and detained in a prison in naypyidawaccumulates a total of penalties of 33 years following a series of lawsuits for almost a twenty crimes accused after the coup d’état of February 1, 2021.
This was the last trial scheduled against the Nobel Peace Prizewho on this occasion was judged by abuse of his position to rent land and for the purchase and rental of helicoptersamong other crimes related to the corruption.
The elected leader, arrested during the first hours of the uprising, has already been found guilty of various crimes such as violate the laws against the pandemicthe illegal importation of “walkie talkies”the violation of the Official Secrets Law and the electoral fraudamong others.
The first sentence against the political deposed, seen by the people of her country as a heroine in the fight for democracy and that years have passed house arrest under previous military dictatorships, the 6th of December from last year.
The suu kyi lawyerswho have been prohibited by the military junta from speaking to the media, have been described as a manufacturing all charges brought against him.
The sentence is known after last week the UN Security Council demanded the release of all political prisoners detained from the uprisingincluding Suu Kyi.
The military coup of February 1, 2021 has plunged Myanmar in a deep political, social and economic crisis and has opened a spiral of violence with new civilian militias that have exacerbated the guerrilla warfare the country has lived for decades.
At least 2,688 people have died for the brutal repression by security forces, who have shot to kill peaceful and unarmed protesters, and more than 13,200 They remain in detention, according to data from the NGO Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP).
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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