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Aung San Suu Kyi: Former Myanmar leader sentenced to 6 more years in prison

Aung San Suu Kyi: Former Myanmar leader sentenced to 6 more years in prison



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A court in military-run Myanmar has sentenced the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi On Tuesday, state media reported another six years in prison after being convicted of four additional corruption charges.

The latest ruling in a series of secret trials against the Nobel laureate brings her total prison sentence to 17 years and comes as the United Nations special envoy to Myanmar traveled to the country on Monday to address the “deteriorating (rights) situation”.

Suu Kyi, who turned 77 in June, had previously been convicted of multiple crimes ranging from graft to election violations.

On Monday, Suu Kyi was convicted of misusing funds from a charitable foundation to build a house and rent government-owned land, According to Myanmar News Agency (MNA).

State media said three other former government officials were sentenced to three years in prison on similar charges.

Suu Kyi has been detained in Solitary confinement He was imprisoned in the capital, Naypyitaw, and denied all charges against her.

International rights groups and leaders have expressed concern about the deterioration condition Human Rights in Myanmar rejected the ongoing trials against Suu Kyi, calling them “unfair and unfair”.

“The condemnation of Myanmar’s military junta and the unjust ruling of Aung San Suu Kyi is part of its systematic attack on human rights across the country,” Eileen Pearson, acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement Monday.

“The military’s willingness to forcibly disappear the country’s most prominent civilian leader reveals the brutality faced by lesser known political prisoners,” Pearson said.

Meanwhile, the UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, Noelen Heizer, traveled to Myanmar on Monday to address the “deteriorating situation and immediate concerns,” the UN said in a statement.

“The Special Envoy’s visit follows her extensive consultations with actors from across the political spectrum, civil society, as well as communities affected by the ongoing conflict,” The statement said.

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