Ex-Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to another 3 years in prison

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Two days after Myanmar’s former State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison for electoral fraud in 2020, raising her full prison term to 20 years, the news team of the Myanmar State Administration Council.

She, along with former President U Win Myint and former Union Government Office Minister U Min Thu, have been convicted of election fraud, the news team said on Saturday. .

Prior to this, Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of multiple counts including bribery, incitement, violation of natural disaster management law, violation of export law and importation and violations of the Communications Act.

She was previously sentenced to 17 years in prison for these offenses and now faces 20 years in prison, Xinhua news agency reported.

On February 1, 2021, U Win Myint, Suu Kyi and some senior National League for Democracy officials were arrested by the military.

Trials on other charges against Suu Kyi will follow.

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