Myanmar’s Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced To Jail For A Total Of 26 Years!

The court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in prison on Wednesday (Oct 12). The charges are on accepting a bribe. Myanmar’s Nobel laureate’s sentence has brought her combined jail term to 26 years.

With allegations of accepting bribes, a court on Wednesday found the 77-year-old guilty of two counts of corruption. Therefore, it sentenced her to three years more in jail on each count.

However, the court ruled that the sentences would run alongside. The case suggests that three more years have been added to her already cumbersome prison sentence. After this, the sentence now stands at 26 years.

Although Aung San Suu Kyi has called the accusations against her absurd and denied any offence.

She is being detained in solitary imprisonment in the country’s capital, Naypyidaw. Also, the trials have been conducted in closed courts. She is also on trial for five other corruption charges.

As per the sources, reporting from Bangkok, the allegations against Aung San Suu Kyi were made by a famous businessman who had himself come into trouble with establishments in the past.

The latest charges were correlated to allegations that Aung San Suu Kyi accepted bribes from a renowned businessman. She was convicted for allegedly receiving a USD 500,000 bribe in 2019 and 2020 from Maung Weik ( a famous businessman)

On the other hand, the opponents of the military say the charges against Aung San Suu Kyi are intended at blocking her from ever getting involved in politics again or trying to challenge the military’s grip on power subsequently last year’s upheaval.