Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi in widely Criticized Trial
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid rules, in the first of a series of verdicts that could see her jailed for life.
Her sentence has been reduced from four years to two years.
Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total and denies them all. They have been widely condemned as unjust.
She has been in detention since a military coup in February toppled her elected civilian government.
Suu Kyi was handed the four year sentence by a court on Monday morning, but junta chief Min Aung Hlaing later reduced it to two years.
It is not clear when or if Suu Kyi will be placed in prison. She is being held at an undisclosed location.
UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet condemned the “sham trial” and said it would only “deepen rejection of the coup”.
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