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Myanmar's Suu Kyi Convicted and Sentenced


What Happened:

  • 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.


Developing Story

Photo Source: Claude Truong-Ngoc


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