Aung San Suu Kyi gets total of 20 years in prison
September 2, 2022 - Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to a further three years in prison for electoral fraud. She has now been sentenced to a total of 20 years, with eight more charges remaining.
A military-controlled court in Myanmar sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three more years in prison for alleged election fraud in the 2020 general elections, which her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won overwhelmingly.
The conviction was the fifth verdict against the Nobel peace laureate since the military topped her civilian government in a coup in February 2021.
The latest sentencing brought Suu Kyi’s jail terms to a total of 20 years and she’s awaiting verdicts in eight more charges.
She denies all of the accusations and the trials have been condemned by rights groups as politically motivated.