December 6, 2021, 02.17 PM
A poster of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was brought by protesters who against Myanmar's military junta, urging the release of Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on February 6, 2021. REUTERS via DW INDONESIAA poster of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was brought by protesters who against Myanmar's military junta, urging the release of Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on February 6, 2021.


KOMPAS.com - A court in Myanmar on Monday, December 6 jailed ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for four years for inciting unrest and breaching Covid rules.

Former president Win Myint was also jailed for four years under the same charges. Suu Kyi and Win Myint have not yet been taken to prison.

“They will face other charges from the places where they are staying now,” Myanmar junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said.

The ruling was scheduled to be given Tuesday last week but was deferred. It is the first ruling since her ousting and arrest following a military coup on February 1.

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The former Nobel laureate also faces several other charges that could see her spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted on all counts.

What were the changes against Aung San Suu Kyi?

Days after the coup, Suu Kyi was charged with possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies and signal-jammers, as well as with violating coronavirus restrictions during the 2020 elections.

Afterward, the military added a number of other charges, including violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act and “electoral fraud and lawless actions.” She is also accused of having accepted illegal payments worth $600,000 in cash and 11.4 kilograms of gold bars.

In February, Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party allegedly sent international organizations a letter urging them not to recognize the military government, which has prompted the junta to charge her with intent to incite.

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