Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. The attempt by the military to keep it out of the next elections

A Burmese military junta court sentenced the former leader today Aung San Suu Kyi to six years of imprisonment “For four corruption charges”. This was reported by the information site Bloomberg. Since the military coup in February 2021 that led to the overthrow of the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and arrested her, the Burmese leader has been 17 years in prison.

As in the more traditional military regimes, the trial took place behind closed doors, thus prohibiting access to the public and journalists, while Suu Kyi’s own lawyers – who are already ready to appeal against the sentence – was prohibited from disseminating news about the case. In previous judicial proceedings against her, Aung San Suu Kyi had already been sentenced to 11 years in prison among other things for sedition e corruption. At the basis of this condemnation, there would be the attempt by the military junta to keep the Nobel Peace Prize out of the electoral competition that should be held next year.

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