Overthrown Myanmar President Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years in prison by the military junta

Former Myanmar President Aung San Suu Kyi (POOL /)

The overthrown Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced on Monday to a total of four years in prison. for violating the laws implemented against the pandemic and for the alleged illegal importation of telecommunications devices, they informed Efe sources close to the case.

In two separate processes, This morning a special court of justice issued the sentence, delayed on two occasions, for the possession without a license of several walkie-talkies and a jammer, accusing Suu Kyi of violating the Export-Import Law and the telecommunications law.

In this case, the judges decided to sentence the defendant to 2 and 1 year in prison, respectively, although the sentences will be served simultaneously, she will only serve two years in prison.

Suu Kyi was also sentenced today to another 2 years in prison for skipping during an electoral act for the November 2020 elections the measures against the spread of covid-19.

Suu Kyi’s lawyers indicated at the beginning of the judicial process that their client denies all the accusations, while since October the military junta imposed a ban on the lawyers from speaking to the media.

Today’s two sentences are in addition to two others issued in early December, which also added four years in prison, although they were later lowered to two by a pardon from the military junta.

Suu Kyi, 76, faces numerous processes launched after being overthrown during the military coup on February 1.

The overthrown Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi
The overthrown Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi (NYEIN CHAN NAING /)

Politics, who has been detained from the first hours of the military takeover and serving time in an unknown placeShe is also accused of corruption and violating the Law of Official Secrets, punishable by a maximum of 15 and 14 years in prison, respectively.

The coup d’état plunged Myanmar into a deep political, social and economic crisis, and opened a spiral of violence with new civilian militias that have exacerbated the guerrilla war that the country has been experiencing for decades.

The Army justifies the coup by an alleged massive fraud during the general elections of November 2020, the result of which has been annulled and in which Suu Kyi’s party swept away, as it did in 2015, with the endorsement of international observers.

At least 1,447 people have died as a result of the brutal repression exercised by police and soldiers since the coup, who have shot to kill peaceful protesters, according to the daily reports of the Association for the Assistance of Political Prisoners, which also figures at more than 11,400 opponents arrested, including Suu Kyi.

(With information from EFE)


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