News ID: 318527
Published: 0824 GMT December 06, 2021

Myanmar's deposed leader Suu Kyi gets two years in jail

Myanmar's deposed leader Suu Kyi gets two years in jail

A court in military-ruled Myanmar found deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions on Monday.

Suu Kyi is set to serve two years in detention at an undisclosed location, a sentence reduced from four years after a partial pardon from the country's military chief, state TV reported.

President Win Myint was also initially sentenced to four years as the court delivered its first verdicts in numerous cases against Suu Kyi, who led the former government in the role of state counsellor, and other leaders ousted by the military in a coup on Feb. 1, Reuters reported.

Suu Kyi, 76, has been detained since the coup, along with most senior leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Others are abroad or in hiding.

She is due to remain at that location to serve her sentence, MRTV reported, suggesting she will not be sent to prison.

Suu Kyi and the country's military are globally blamed for their involvement in "genocide" and their role in violence against the Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine state.

She supported the military crackdown against the Rohingya Muslims. She even traveled to The Hague in December 2019 to defend the military atrocities against the Rohingya people at the UN’s top court, according to Press TV.




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