Aung San Suu Kyi: Trial Of Ousted Myanmar Leader Begins

Aung San Suu Kyi: Trial Of Ousted Myanmar Leader Begins

The trial got under way four months after a military coup removed the elected government from office. She is charged with owning unlicensed walkie-talkies and violating Covid restrictions.

Andrew H. Sweet

Ms. Suu Kyi, 75, has been held under house arrest since the 1st February coup in Myanmar (also called Burma), and little has been seen or heard of her apart from her brief court appearances.

Another trial will begin on 15th June over sedition charges. If convicted of that charge alone, she faces up to 14 years in prison.

She is accused of:

  • Corruption which carries a maximum jail term of 15 years and violating the official secrets act, which carries a maximum jail term of 14 years
  • Violating import-export laws by illegally importing walkie-talkies, which carries a maximum jail term of three years
  • Two charges of violating a natural disaster law, carrying a maximum jail term of three years each, and
  • Inciting public unrest, which carries a maximum jail term of three years

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