BANGKOK (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday found the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of corruption, sentencing her to seven years in prison in the latest in a series of criminal cases against her. against, said a judicial official.
The court action leaves him with a total of 33 years to serve following a series of politically tinged prosecutions since the military toppled his elected government in February 2021.
She was also convicted of several other offences, which previously earned her 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 takeover while eliminating her from politics ahead of elections she has promised for next year.
Friday’s verdict in the purpose-built courtroom in the main prison on the outskirts of the capital, Naypyitaw, was made public by a judicial officer who insisted on anonymity for fear of being punished by authorities. The trial was closed to media, diplomats and onlookers, and his lawyers were barred by a gag order from discussing it.

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