Deposed chief handed five-year jail time period after courtroom finds her responsible of accepting gold and money funds totalling $600,000.
A courtroom in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to an extra 5 years in jail after discovering the civilian chief responsible within the first of 11 corruption instances towards her, in accordance with media reviews.
The Reuters and Related Press information companies, citing sources with information of the matter, mentioned the sentence was introduced in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, on Wednesday.
The choose handed down the decision inside moments of the courtroom convening, Reuters reported.
The case centred on allegations that Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, accepted 11.4 kg (402 oz) of gold and money funds totalling $600,000 from her protege-turned-accuser, former Yangon chief minister Phyo Min Thein.
She had denied the fees and known as the allegations “absurd”.
The Nobel laureate, who led Myanmar for 5 years earlier than being compelled from workplace when the army seized energy in a coup in February 2021, has been charged with no less than 18 offences, which carry a mixed most jail time period approaching 190 years if she is discovered responsible.
She has already been sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in different instances.
It was not instantly clear if Aung San Suu Kyi could be transferred to a jail. She has been held in an undisclosed location, the place Senior Basic Min Aung Hlaing mentioned she may stay after earlier responsible verdicts in different instances.
The worldwide group has dismissed the trials as farcical and has demanded her rapid launch.
The army says Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial as a result of she dedicated crimes and is being given due course of by an impartial judiciary.
A spokesperson for the army was not instantly accessible for remark.
Since her arrest on the morning of February 1 final 12 months, Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with a number of crimes, from violations of electoral and state secrets and techniques legal guidelines to incitement and corruption. Her supporters say the accusations are trumped as much as kill off any likelihood of a political comeback.