The military junta in Myanmar is allowing the judiciary to continue to take massive action against the ousted Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. The AFP news agency learned on Friday from circles familiar with the case that the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who is already in prison, has been sentenced to a further three years in prison.
The 77-year-old was found guilty of fraud during the 2020 election, which Suu Kyi’s party won by a wide margin.
The accused had been sentenced to “three years in prison with hard labor,” AFP learned. Her lawyers plan to appeal the verdict. During the trial, Suu Kyi appeared to be in good health.
Former President Win Myint, who was on trial on the same charges, has also been sentenced to three years in prison, AFP learned.
The Nobel Prize winner had previously been sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison on various other charges since the military seized power in February last year.
She was found guilty in what her supporters described as politically motivated trials, including the illegal import of radio devices, violations of the Corona rules and allegations of corruption.
The 77-year-old was initially under house arrest after the military coup. In June, she was taken to a prison in the capital, Naypyidaw. Their contact with the outside world is extremely limited. Many of their political companions are also imprisoned. A former MP from Suu Kyi’s party was also executed in July.