A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi, country’s ousted leader to four years in person on Monday. Aung San Suu Kyi was accused of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions. The special court found her guilty.
The 76-year-old Nobel laureate is being persecuted since the army seized her power on Feb 1, preventing her National League for Democracy party from starting a second five year term in office.
A legal official, who was scared of being punished by the authorities conveyed the ruling of the court. The lawyers of Suu Kyi were served with gag orders in October and are forbidden to release information regarding the case.
The people and the party workers marched in protest on Sunday against the military government and called for the release of Suu Kyi and other members of her government. The soldiers wounded atleast three people ramming a car into the demonstrators.
Suu Kyi has been booked for series of charges which included violating the official secrets act, corruption and electoral fraud and she could also face decades in jail if convicted.
Suu Kyi was sentenced to two years for incitement against the military and two years for breaching natural disaster law related to covid.The former mayor, Naypyitaw, Myo Aung also faced another defendant in the charge and carries penalty of two years in prison and fine.