Wednesday, January 19

Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four more years in prison

JUDGMENT: Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar’s ousted prime minister, Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sentenced to another four years in prison.


Several media outlets are informed, including the news agencies Reuters, AP and AFP.

A source informs AFP that she has been found guilty on two charges in the case where she is accused of illegal import and possession of walkie-talkies and on one point in the case where she is accused of violating the corona rules.

In December, 76-year-old Suu Kyi was sentenced to prison for sedition and violation of coronary restrictions. The sentence was actually four years ‘imprisonment, but it was commuted to two years’ house arrest.

The military junta that carried out a coup in the country on February 1 last year, has charged her with a dozen alleged offenses, which together have a penalty of over 100 years.

Brutal attacks on protesters

There have been widespread protests and clashes in Myanmar since the military coup last year. The military junta has since ruled with an iron fist and suppressed peaceful protesters and other resistance.

More than 1,300 people have been killed and more than 11,000 arrested since then, according to local activists.

In December, video footage from the streets of the country’s largest city, Yangon, showed how the junta brutally stopped protesters from showing dissatisfaction on the streets of the country’s largest city, Yangon. First they drove a car into the crowd, then they hit with batons and shot at protesters, eyewitnesses said.

– I was hit, and fell in front of a truck. A soldier hit me with a rifle, but I pushed him back. Then he shot at me as I ran in a zigzag to escape, says one of the protesters to Reuters. At least five lost their lives.

Earlier, human rights organizations warned that the junta was deliberately shooting at the heads of protesters – with sharp ammunition.

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