Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi given three more years for ‘election fraud’

A military-run court in Myanmar has sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to a further three years in prison on election fraud charges, her lawyers have told the BBC.

Ms Suu Kyi – the country’s former leader – has now been sentenced to 20 years in prison on 11 counts, with several charges remaining.

She denies all of the accusations, and the trials have been condemned by rights groups as politically-motivated.

If convicted on all charges, she could face almost 200 years in prison.

The new sentence included hard labour, her lawyers said. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate has spent most of her time in detention under house arrest in the capital Nay Pyi Taw.

The public and media have had no access to the closed-door hearings and the military has prevented her lawyers from speaking to journalists.

The court found her guilty of committing fraud in the November 2020 general election, which her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won overwhelmingly.

The army launched a coup last year…

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