Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Aung San Suu Kyi adjourned in case of importing unlicensed devices


Rangoon: (AFP)

A court in Burma’s military panel has decided to postpone the sentence of former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of illegal importation and possession of radios.

Sources familiar with the file said the verdict in the case was adjourned to January 10.

Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to two years in prison in early December in a series of cases that could have landed the former Burmese leader in jail for decades.

Theoretically, Aung San Suu Kyi faces up to 3 years in prison in this case, one of the many charges against him, which, according to analysts, aims to permanently remove him from the political scene.

According to military officials, the allegations came hours before military and police raided Aung San Suu Kyi’s home and found unlicensed equipment in her possession.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, has been under house arrest since the military coup that overthrew her last February. On February 1, the military regained power in the Southeast Asian country, ending a short democratic break.

Earlier this month, Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years in prison for inciting unrest against Govt-19 and for violating health restrictions, which drew strong condemnation from the international community.

Min Aung Hlaing, the leader of the military junta, later reduced his sentence to two years in prison and announced that he would serve his sentence under house arrest in the capital, Naypyidaw.

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