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Texas man sentenced to 45 years for stabbing of Burmese family in 2020

  • Jose Gomez III, 21, was sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison for hate crime charges in connection with a March 2020 attack against a Burmese family in Texas.
  • The incident, which reportedly occurred at a Sam’s Club branch in Midland, saw the attacker stab a Burmese father and his 6-year-old child because he thought they were Chinese and came from “the country who started spreading that disease [COVID-19] around.”
  • A store employee who reportedly intervened with an off-duty Border Patrol agent and held Gomez down was stabbed in the process.
  • Gomez pleaded guilty to three counts of committing a hate crime in February and admitted to attempting to kill the boy.
  • After being sentenced for the federal charges, Gomez is set to face multiple state charges in connection with the attack, including assault of police officers after his arrest.

Warning: The pictures included in this article are graphic and may be disturbing to some.

A man convicted of anti-Asian hate crimes for attacking an Asian family in Texas at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison.

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.