Former Myanmar government leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi have been sentenced to four years. She was found guilty of illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkies. She received a similar sentence last month, but it was later halved.
There are also many other lawsuits awaiting her. Since the military coup early last year, Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest in Myanmar.
Another four-year sentence is what a court in the capital Naypyitaw has given Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a source at the court who wishes to remain anonymous. The military authorities limit information about the lawsuits against the former head of government.
The democratically elected government of the 76-year-old Nobel laureate was overthrown by the military in February last year. Top politicians from her National League for Democracy party were arrested or placed under house arrest.
More than ten lawsuits have been filed against Aung San Suu Kyi since then. She was jailed for four years last month. That sentence was later halved, and it was decided that she could spend the rest of the time under house arrest. She now faces another four years in prison. If found guilty in all the lawsuits against her, she could face a total of more than 100 years in prison.
Last month, Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted of inciting unrest and violating the corona measures during her election campaign. She has now been convicted of possessing and importing walkie-talkies (under the Export and Import Act) and again for violating the corona rules.
The trial took place behind closed doors, and Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers cannot talk to the media. According to her supporters, the lawsuits are fabrications, and their sole purpose is to end Suu Kyi’s political career so that the military can retain all power.