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Aung San Suu Kyi moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in prison

  • Nobel laureate and former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a Nay Pyi Taw prison.
  • The deposed civilian leader was first arrested when a military coup led by Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing overthrew the government on February 1, 2021, claiming a rigged election.
  • Suu Kyi has been charged with at least 20 criminal offenses, totaling 11 years of jail time. It is unclear how long she will remain in solitary confinement.
  • As the daughter of assassinated independence leader General Aung San and a global icon of democracy, Suu Kyi remains popular in both her country and others around the world.
  • Human rights groups continue to monitor the situation in Myanmar as it falls once again into the hands of authoritarianism with the deposition of their elected officials.

Nobel laureate and former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a Nay Pyi Taw prison.

A BBC Burmese source reported that the leader was moved from house arrest to a prison in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw (also spelled Naypyidaw) on Wednesday. 

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 5 more years in jail for corruption

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  • Democracy icon and formerMyanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to another five years in jail in a court hearing on Wednesday.
  • Myanmar has been under military rule since Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing overthrew the government in a military coup on February 1, 2021.
  • Suu Kyi was charged with accepting 11.4 kilograms of gold and cash payments of $600,000 from the former Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein, who testified at the trial.
  • Suu Kyi has denied all allegations, with the support of the international community and several human rights groups.
  • President Biden will host the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Washington, D.C., in May, and Suu Kyi’s imprisonment is expected to be a point of major discussion.

Democracy icon and former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of corruption and sentenced to another five years in jail in a court hearing on Wednesday.

Myanmar has been under military rule since Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing overthrew the government in a military coup on February 1, 2021. Along with the other senior government officials of her party, Suu Kyi, 76, was taken at gunpoint and detained.

Myanmar’s military-appointed election body charges Suu Kyi with electoral fraud

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Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged for alleged fraud in the country’s national election last year.

Junta’s allegations: On Tuesday, state-run publication Global New Light of Myanmar published the Union Election Commission’s announcement that Suu Kyi, 76, and other senior politicians are facing electoral fraud charges, reported the Associated Press.

Aung San Suu Kyi Taken at Gunpoint in Early Morning in Military Coup in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials were detained in military raids on Sunday, according to a party spokesperson.

A coup d’etat: Suu Kyi’s ruling party won a majority of the parliamentary seats — 396 out of 476 seats up for grabs — in November’s election, according to the Associated Press. 

Aung San Suu Kyi to Be Stripped of Oxford Honor After Defending Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is reportedly set to be stripped of her Oxford honor after her controversial defense of the Rohingya crisis currently taking place in the country.

Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader who won the 2015 election by a landslide, came under fire for seemingly defending the country’s violent treatment of the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority group, which the United Nations dubbed as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” The Guardian reported.