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Burma: four more years in prison against Aung San Suu Kyi

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The former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced Monday to four years in prison in one part of her trial at the end of which she risks decades of detention, we learned from a source close to the case. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since the coup of February 1, 2021.

The Burmese junta is still tightening its grip on Aung San Suu Kyi: the former leader was sentenced to four more years in prison in one part of her trial, at the end of which she risks decades of detention. Aung San Suu Kyi, under house arrest since the military coup of February 1, 2021, was notably found guilty of illegally importing walkie-talkies, according to a source familiar with the matter. She had already been sentenced in December to four years in detention for violating restrictions on the coronavirus, a sentence reduced to two years by the generals in power.

A secret place of detention

The 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate is serving this first sentence in the place where she has been held incommunicado since her arrest almost a year ago.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, denounced Monday the “political judgment” pronounced the same day against the former Burmese leader, winner of the prize in 1991. “The last judgment against Aung San Suu Kyi is a judgment political, “reacted the president of the Nobel committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, in a statement.

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