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Junta Court Hands 4-year Jail Sentence To Aung San Suu Kyi : Myanmar’s

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Monday Dec 6, 2021

Naypyidaw : A junta court in Myanamar hands  4-year prison sentence to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of  incitement and  violation of Covid rules – the first in  string of series of sentences  likely to be eked out from various cases mounted against the popular leader.

Mynamar’s  brief stint with  democracy ended in February  this year, when a group of army generals staged coup and jailed the Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s president and  top officials. The coup came after Aung San gained resounding electoral victory. Her National League for Democracy party had won 80-percent of the seats – an overwhelming sway that did not go down  well with the military. The coup came about when there was  parliament convened without directions from the military

The incitment charges relate to statements her party had publish closely after the coup while the Covid rule violation relates to last year's election activities. Media was barred from attending court hearings and Aung Sun's defense lawyer was prohibitted from speaking with them either.