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Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to an extra three years on election fraud cost — Radio Free Asia

Naypyidaw Jail Courtroom has sentenced Myanmar’s former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to an extra three years in jail on a cost of election fraud, sources near the court docket instructed RFA.

Friday’s ruling comes on high of 17 years of sentences for 10 earlier circumstances.

“The earlier circumstances had been ordered with out arduous labor. This sentence was imprisonment with arduous labor along with the utmost punishment. I’ve discovered that the legal professionals will proceed to enchantment,” a supply near the court docket mentioned.

The case was introduced on the grounds that Suu Kyi used undue affect on the Union Election Fee (UEC) beneath Part 130 (a) of the Penal Code. The identical cost was introduced towards former President Win Myint and former Union Cupboard Workplace Minister Min Thu, who additionally obtained three-year sentences.

Kyaw Htwe, a member of the Nationwide League for Democracy (NLD) Central Working Committee, mentioned that Suu Kyi and the NLD-led authorities leaders didn’t use any undue affect concerning the election, and the UEC, which was in control of the 2020 election, acted in accordance with authorized procedures.

Suu Kyi testified at her trial on July 15 that she didn’t use improper affect on the Election Fee concerning the 2020 election and acted in accordance with the regulation.

The 2020 election was free and truthful despite the fact that it had a number of weaknesses, in line with home and worldwide election monitoring teams.

Nevertheless, the army seized energy on February 1, 2021 with the pretext that the election was rigged.

A complete of 505 individuals, together with Suu Kyi, Win Myint, NLD-led authorities members and people in control of the 2020 Election Fee, have been charged with election fraud, the army council’s new election fee mentioned at a press convention in Naypyidaw on August 17.

Mandalay Area Chief Minister Zaw Myint Maung was sentenced to a few years in jail beneath Part 130 (a) of the Penal Code. 

Kayin State Chief Minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint was sentenced to a few years in jail and Mon State Chief Minister Aye Zan was sentenced to 2 years in jail by the army council’s courts.

Hla Thein, chairman of the Election Fee, together with Than Htay and Myint Naing, who had been members of the UEC in the course of the NLD-led Authorities, had been all sentenced to a few years in jail beneath Part 130 (a) of the Penal Code.

Aung San Suu Kyi was charged with 19 circumstances after the army coup and is at the moment serving 20 years in jail for 11 circumstances.

On June 22, Suu Kyi, 77, was transferred to solitary confinement in Naypyidaw Jail. She nonetheless faces trials for one more eight circumstances within the jail court docket.



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