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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.