Myanmar's Suu Kyi Convicted and Sentenced
On Monday, Myanmar's elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was removed from office by a military coup in February of this year, was convicted on two charges and given a four-year sentence that was reduced to two years.
This is the first of several charges that will be brought against Suu Kyi by the current military rulers.
Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party won the majority of seats in parliament in an election earlier this year, however, the military claims there was widespread election fraud and staged a military coup, consequently, taking over the government.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest and would have been the first democratically elected leader after several decades of military rule.
Widespread protests plagued Myanmar for several months after her arrest.
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