BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Myanmar court on Friday sentenced the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison after convicting her of involvement in election fraud.
The ruling adds more jail time to the 17 years she is already serving for other offences.
It also jeopardizes the survival of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party following explicit threats by the government to disband it ahead of a military-promised new election in 2023.
Suu Kyi’s party won the 2020 general election in a landslide victory. The military seized power from Suu Kyi’s elected government on February 1, 2021, saying it acted due to alleged widespread voter fraud. Independent election observers found no major irregularities.
Two senior officials from Suu Kyi’s former government were co-defendants in the case and were also sentenced to three years in prison.

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