Aung San Suu Kyi, former leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to three years in prison
Former leader of Myanmar, ousted from office, gets an additional prison sentence for electoral fraud
An Agence France-Presse source in Myanmar said last Friday that A ruling junta court has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi “to three years in prison with hard labor” for fraud in the 2020 elections, which her party won by a landslide. The 77-year-old Nobel Prize winner appears to be in good health.
Detained after last year's coup, Suu Kyi has already been found guilty by the junta's closed court of corruption and a number of other crimes. She had previously been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Despite international observers reporting that the vote was generally free and fair, military authorities reported widespread election fraud in November 2020. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the election with a resounding victory.
The military canceled the election result and claimed to have uncovered more than 11 million cases of fraud in the election.
A month ago, the head of the interim government, Myanmar Prime Minister Min Aung Hlein, in his speech, did not name the date of new elections, stressing that they can be held only when there is “peace and stability” in the country.
According to a group of local observers, more than 2,200 people have been killed and more than 15,000 arrested in Myanmar since the military seized power as a result of the junta's suppression of opposition demonstrations.