Myanmar government leader Suu Kyi has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption | Abroad

The leader of the ousted Myanmar government, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to an additional six years in prison on Monday on corruption charges. A source close to the file told Agence France-Presse. Suu Kyi was previously sentenced to 11 years in prison.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was overthrown in a military coup in February 2021. Suu Kyi has been in isolation in the prison complex in the capital, Naypyidaw, since June.

Her trial also takes place there and is held behind closed doors. Her lawyers are also not allowed to speak to the press or international organizations.

Suu Kyi faces several other charges, the sole purpose of which critics say is to prevent her from practicing politics for the rest of her life.

The military seized power in February 2021 under the guise of massive electoral fraud the previous year. Those elections resulted in a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi. The military council promised new elections for 2023.

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