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Court in Myanmar again finds Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of corruption


BANGKOK: Court ruled by the military Myanmar on Friday sentenced the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges, sentenced her to seven years in prison in the final criminal case against her, a legal official said.
The court’s ruling sent her to prison for a total of 33 years after a string of politically charged prosecutions since the military overthrew her elected government in February 2021.
She has also been convicted of several other crimes, which previously resulted in her serving a total of 26 years in prison. Her supporters and independent analysts say the charges against her are an attempt to legitimize the military’s grip on power while removing her from politics ahead of the military’s promised election. next year.
Friday’s verdict in a purpose-built courtroom in the main prison on the outskirts of the capital Naypyitaw, was announced by a legal official, who insisted on anonymity for fear of retribution by authorities. The trial has been closed to the media, diplomats and spectators, and her lawyers have been barred from speaking about it under a gag order.

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