Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison by a court on Monday. Judgments in two of the 11 cases filed against Suu Kyi were announced today. Janta government spokesman J Min Tun spoke to AFP about the verdict.
In a telephone interview with AFP, he said Suu Kyi had been convicted of inciting dissent against the military and violating the Corona Rules for Disaster Management. She was sentenced to two years in prison under Section 505 (b) and two years under the National Disaster Act. Owen Mint has also been sentenced to four years in prison on the same charges.
However, J. Min Tun said that neither of them would be taken into custody now. He said other cases would be heard in Napido where they are now. According to the AFP report, Min Tun mentioned the unknown place where Suu Kyi and Wen Mint were being held in Nay Pyi Taw. However, he did not mention the details.
Earlier, in an interview with the BBC last month, Jim Tun claimed that Suu Kyi was in good health. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture. He is under house arrest. Fresh Bazar
Anger in the international arena against Suu Kyi’s sentence
Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi. Ming Yu Ha, the organization’s regional director of publicity, said: “Aung San Suu Kyi has been severely punished on false charges. The sentencing is the latest example of Myanmar’s military’s crackdown on dissidents inside the country.
Richard Horsey, a senior adviser to the International Crisis Group based in Myanmar, told AFP the sentence was announced to show the military’s power. He thinks Suu Kyi will not be sent to prison. The horse said it would be a surprise if he (Suu Kyi) was sent to prison. Most likely, he will serve his sentence at home or at a government guesthouse.
Myanmar’s military seized power in a bloodless coup on February 1 this year. Top leaders of his party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested. The trial began in June, four months after the army took him into custody. Eleven charges have been brought against him, including incitement against the army and breach of state secrecy law. Suu Kyi could face up to 100 years in prison if convicted in all of these cases.
Journalists are not allowed to enter Suu Kyi’s special military court in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Suu Kyi’s lawyers can’t even speak to the media.
Suu Kyi and other detained NLD members are also on trial. Earlier last month, a former minister was sentenced to 75 years in prison. A close associate of Suu Kyi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison
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