Aung San Suu Kyi was part of the historic transition from military rule to democracy in Myanmar. For most of her adult life, she was opposed to a military dictatorship.
The regime gradually lost power through political reforms in the post-2012 period. Aung San Suu Kyi became the de facto leader of the country after the 2015 elections.
On February 1 of this year, the military regained power and imprisoned Aung San Suu Kyi.
The first charge against the 76-year-old former leader was the illegal import of portable radios and walkie-talkies. Since then, she has received a number of new charges against her.
She has now been sentenced to four years in prison for resisting the military government and violating the country’s covid-19 regulations.
She was sentenced to two years in prison under Section 505(b) and two years in prison as per the country’s law on natural disasters, said Myanmar’s Minister of Information, General Zaw Min Tun.
Since the coup, more than 1,200 people have been killed and 10,000 arrested, according to a local monitoring group.
Pardon: – He wants to stifle freedom
Amnesty said in a statement after announcing that the former Peace Prize winner was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday, Myanmar’s military junta wants to stifle freedom at Aung San Suu Kyi prison.
“The harsh ruling based on false accusations is the latest example of the military’s determination to remove all forms of dissent and stifle liberties in Myanmar,” the organization said.
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