Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to five years in prison for corruption in Myanmar. The special court of the junta government has given this verdict. Myanmar’s ousted leader was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison.
According to a Reuters report, 11-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with 11 counts of corruption.
The first of the cases brought by the military government was sentenced on Wednesday. There are still 10 more cases pending.
The Nobel laureate was ousted in a coup in February last year. He had previously led Myanmar for five years.
Suu Kyi has been charged with at least 17 crimes. If convicted in those cases, he could face up to 190 years in prison. However, Suu Kyi has denied any wrongdoing.
Although the verdict in the case was announced on Wednesday, the country’s military government has banned the disclosure of detailed information outside the court. Suu Kyi’s lawyers have also been notified.
Suu Kyi was convicted on Wednesday of accepting a 600,000 bribe and 11.4 kilograms of gold from former Yangon chief minister Fio Min Thein, Reuters reported.
Source: CNN, Reuters.