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Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison by Myanmar's military junta court.

Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison

 Aung Suu Kyi the democratically elected president of Myanmar has been sentenced to four years in prison by a court in Myanmar. This happened after a year of arrest by the Myanmar military who used military to arrest the President elect. Social media platforms had been blocked inside the country to stop anti-military junta information of the arrest.

The 76-year-old Suu Kyi has been detained since the generals ousted her government in the early hours of February 1, ending Myanmar’s brief democratic interlude.

The junta has since added a slew of other indictments, including violating the official secrets act, corruption and electoral fraud. The Nobel laureate faces decades in jail if convicted on all counts.

Suu Kyi “was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment under section 505(b) and two years’ imprisonment under natural disaster law,” junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said.

Journalists have been barred from proceedings in the special court in the military-built capital, and Suu Kyi’s lawyers were recently banned from speaking to the media.

More than 1,300 people have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent since the coup, according to a local monitoring group.

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