Burma’s junta court rejects Suu Kyi’s appeal, sentenced to five years in prison for corruption

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AFP – A Myanmar junta court has rejected Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal to a five-year prison sentence on corruption charges. convicted last week A military government spokesman told AFP.

Since a coup d’état toppled Suu Kyi’s government in February 2021 and plunged Myanmar into chaos. Suu Kyi is in military custody and faces a string of charges that could lead to more than 150 years in prison.

last week Suu Kyi was found guilty of accepting $600,000 in cash and gold bullion. The charges she said were absurd. as specified by the lawyer

“The junta’s supreme court of the Union of Myanmar has rejected her appeal against her conviction,” junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun told AFP.

A source familiar with the case told AFP after the verdict. Suu Kyi will oppose the latest ruling. She decided to continue until the end of the process to examine the situation of the rule of law here.

No date has been set for the new appeal. to be heard in the Supreme Court of the Union before two judges

Before her corruption conviction, Suu Kyi, 76, was sentenced to six years in prison for sedition against the military. Violating the rules regarding COVID-19 and violate telecommunications laws

which the news source said Appeals of those decisions are pending in court.

Suu Kyi remains under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyitaw. While she is still fighting other charges.

Suu Kyi faces a number of other trials, including allegations of violating official secrets laws. Multiple counts of corruption and electoral fraud charges

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Journalists are not allowed to attend court hearings. And Suu Kyi’s lawyers were forbidden from talking to the media.

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