Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi found guilty of election fraud
The judge sentenced him to three years in prison with hard labor
Suu Kyi’s ‘National League for Democracy Party’ is in danger
New Delhi. Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty on Friday of election fraud and a judge sentenced her to three years in prison with hard labor. A source close to the course of the case gave this information. Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and prominent leader of the opposition to Myanmar’s decades of military rule, has been detained since a coup early last year. He has already been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. While she denies all the allegations against her.
It also endangered the very existence of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. The military announced that new elections will be held in the country in 2023. Significantly, on February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military took over the country and arrested Suu Kyi and several prominent Myanmar leaders. Suu Kyi’s party won a landslide victory in the last general election, but the army says the election was largely rigged. Independent election observers found no major irregularities.
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Significantly, in the November 2020 general election, Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won with an overwhelming majority, beating the party formed by the mighty military. Ousted president and co-defendant Win Myint would have received the same sentence. A spokesman for the ruling military council did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The junta said Suu Kyi had been punished through due process. The military seized power in February 2021 to prevent Suu Kyi’s NLD from forming a new government after the election.
Tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma
FIRST POST: September 02, 2022, 12:24 p.m. HST