Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi — herself a former political prisoner of the country’s military regime — was sentenced to four years in prison by a special court in Yangon on Wednesday for…

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi — herself a former political prisoner of the country’s military regime — was sentenced to four years in prison by a special court in Yangon on Wednesday for breaching the country’s 2008 constitutional amendment that restricts her from running for the country’s presidency. Her lawyer, Than Zaw Aung, said the former actress was expected to appeal.

As the Times of India and the Washington Post report, the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi took place on Tuesday at the notorious Insein prison, which the United Nations has deemed to be one of the most dangerous in the world. The courts are notorious for punishing former political prisoners for criticising the country’s military regime. This is in addition to her light prison sentence for violating the infamous National Defense and Security Council (NDSC) restrictions for which she previously received three years’ imprisonment.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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