Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to prison solitary confinement | Aung San Suu Kyi News


Army authorities confirms switch of deposed chief from home arrest to jail compound.

Myanmar’s deposed chief Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from a secret detention location to solitary confinement in a jail compound within the capital, Naypyidaw, a spokesman for the nation’s navy authorities stated.

“In accordance with legal legal guidelines … [Aung San Suu Kyi] has been saved in solitary confinement in jail” since Wednesday, Zaw Min Tun stated in an announcement on Thursday.

Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested on February 1, 2021, when the military seized energy from her elected authorities. She was initially held at her residence within the capital, however was later moved to a minimum of one different location, and for in regards to the previous 12 months was held at an undisclosed location, usually assumed to be on a navy base.

That location was reportedly a residence the place she had 9 individuals to assist together with her residing preparations, together with a canine that was a present organized by certainly one of her sons.

A supply with information of her switch stated the 77-year-old “acts like earlier than and is in sturdy spirits”.

“She is used to dealing with any form of scenario calmly,” the supply, who requested anonymity, instructed the AFP information company.

Individually on Thursday, Tom Andrews, the United Nations particular rapporteur on the scenario of human rights in Myanmar, urged the worldwide group to do extra to deal with the disaster within the nation that was triggered by final 12 months’s coup because the variety of individuals killed within the navy’s crackdown on its opponents exceeded 2,000.

“An excessive amount of is at stake for Myanmar and its individuals to simply accept complacency and inaction by the worldwide group,” he stated in an announcement.

Phil Robertson, deputy director at Human Rights Watch in Asia, stated the generals’ transfer was “fairly clearly” aimed to punish and intimidate the Nobel laureate and her supporters.

“They’re making an attempt to point out they’re powerful, they’re making an attempt to assert that Aung San Suu Kyi shouldn’t be going to have the ability to keep in home arrest together with her home servants and her canine and can face solitary confinement,” he instructed Al Jazeera.

“That is going to inflame the hostility of her supporters throughout the nation in opposition to the navy junta. I feel it’s going to backfire spectacularly, it is a junta that doesn’t hearken to anyone and simply goes its personal method.”

Aung San Suu Kyi has been tried on a number of expenses, together with corruption, at a particular court docket in Naypyidaw that started hearings on Could 24, 2021. Every of the 11 corruption counts she faces is punishable by as much as 15 years in jail.

She has already been convicted of corruption, incitement in opposition to the navy, breaching COVID-19 guidelines and breaking a telecommunications regulation, with a court docket sentencing her to 11 years up to now.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s supporters and rights teams say the costs in opposition to her are politically motivated and are an try to discredit her and legitimise the navy’s seizure of energy whereas conserving her from returning to politics.

Her attorneys have been banned from talking to the media and journalists barred from her trial.

Aung San Suu Kyi spent about 15 years in detention underneath a earlier navy authorities, however nearly all of it was underneath home arrest at her household house in Yangon, the nation’s largest metropolis.

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