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The military junta’s Court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years in prison

Yangon (Chindwin): Myanmar junta has sentenced State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today to 5 years in a closed-door hearing at military Tribunal Court in Nay Pyi Taw, 27 April 2022.

The junta postponed the hearing, which was planned to be held yesterday. 

Today, the junta holds a closed-door hearing at the junta’s Tribunal Court in Nay Pyi Taw in which the junta Court has handed down the verdict today to the Suu Kyi’s legal team. 

Myanmar junta does not release details of whether the State Counsellor will be sent to prison or remains in custody in the styel of under-house arrest in the current location. 

Chindwin has exclusively learned that the State Counsellor is held in a property in the large compound within the military zone in Nay Pyi Taw. 

Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of bribery, taking gold and U.S currency from Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region. 

The State’s high-profile defendant is facing the junta’s legal action under Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law which is designed to address acts of corruption by public servants, government officials and holders of public office, with punishments up to 15 years in prison and fines.

Several media reports say Ms Suu Kyi is planning to appeal the verdict.

Chindwin also learns that the State Counsellor is not granted to meet with her legal team even for a greeting.  

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