Former Myanmar Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi
Former Myanmar Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi

Court Sentences Former Myanmar Leader To Jail For Violating Covid-19 Rules

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By Kayode Shopekan

Former Myanmar Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years In jail.

Aung San Suu Kyi, was on Monday found guilty by a court, of incitement and violation of COVID-19 rules.

The Myanmar’s military spokesperson, Zaw Min Tun, said the former leader was sentenced to jail for two years on each count for which the court found her guilty.

Former President, Win Myint, was also jailed for four years under the same charges, Min Tun said, adding that the pair will not be taken to prison yet.

“They will face other charges from the places where they are staying now in the capital Naypyidaw,” he said, without giving further details.

The ruling on Monday is the first in a dozen cases the military has brought against the 76-year-old since it deposed her civilian government in a coup on February 1.

Other cases against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate include multiple charges of corruption, violations of a state secrets act, and a telecoms law that altogether carry a maximum sentence of more than a century in prison, Al Jazeera reports.

Meanwhile, Suu Kyi, who had spent 15 years in house arrest under a previous military government, denies all the charges.

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