A Myanmar court has sentenced civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison for inciting dissent against the military and violating COVID rules.
Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for four years in Myanmar
A Myanmar court has sentenced ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison for inciting dissent against the military and violating COVID regulations. This is the first decision in a dozen cases brought against Aung San Suu Kyi by the Myanmar military. Earlier, on February 1, after Myanmar’s army occupied the country. Suu Kyi taken into custody. Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero General Aung San. who assassinated in 1947.
accused in many cases
Aung San Suu Kyi is facing several trials in Myanmar. He also accused of corruption, voting rigging. At present, the army has convicted him in two cases. Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the big leaders among those who raised their voices against the military rule. This is the reason why his popularity in Myanmar continues to this day.
Army alleges rigging in voting
Cases against Suu Kyi widely reported. This is seen as a conspiracy to defame him and prevent him from contesting the next election. The Constitution of the country prohibits anyone from holding a high office or becoming an MP-MLA after sentenced to jail. Suu Kyi’s party won a unilateral victory in Myanmar’s election in November. While the party affiliated to the army had to face defeat in many seats. The army then alleged rigging of the voting, but independent election observers did not find any major irregularities in the investigation.
1300 civilians died in the action of security forces
Suu Kyi’s popularity continues. People still consider him a symbol of the struggle against military rule. There was a nationwide protest against the army’s capture of power. It ruthlessly crushed by the security forces. According to the figures of “Assistance Association for Political Prisoners”. About 1300 civilians lost their lives in the action of security forces.