(Reuters) – Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an additional four years in prison on Monday, the latest in a string of cases against her since her ouster in a military coup on February 1st.
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in nearly a dozen cases carrying maximum combined sentences of more than 100 years in prison. On Monday, she was sentenced to a total of six years in prison.
The following is a summary of the convictions and cases against Suu Kyi, based on information available to Reuters.
– Intention to incite, after his party sent a letter in February to international organizations asking them not to recognize the military government (Penal Code, article 505[b]). Sentenced to two years in prison last month.
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– Violations of the regulations on coronaviruses during his party’s election campaign in September 2020 (Law on the management of natural disasters, article 25). Sentenced Monday to two years in prison after a two-year sentence last month on a similar charge.
– Possession in February of unlicensed walkie-talkies and a set of signal jammers (Export and Import Law, Article 8). One case, maximum 3 years in prison. (Telecommunications Law, Article 67). Sentenced Monday to two years and one year in prison, respectively, on charges. The sentences must be served simultaneously.
– Obtain, collect, record, publish or communicate secret information which could be useful to an enemy (Law on Official Secrets). One case, maximum 14 years in prison.
– Prosecutions for “electoral fraud and acts of lawlessness” (unclear status).
– Violations of the anti-corruption law (articles 55, 63). Six 6 cases, maximum 15 years in prison for each.
* Misuse of funds from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation chaired by Suu Kyi, to build a house.
* Rental of government owned land at a reduced rate.
* Accept bribes totaling $ 600,000 and 11.4 kg of gold bullion.
* Embezzlement of public funds for the rental, the purchase of a helicopter.
(Compiled by Martin Petty; edited by Ed Davies and Robert Birsel)
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