Myanmar Military Junta indicts leader Suu Kyi on new charges | News

The Myanmar military junta accused this Saturday of five new charges of corruption against the leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the coup on February 1, 2021 and has already been sentenced to six years in prison.


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The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who faces other legal proceedings promoted by the coup military, was charged on this occasion for the alleged irregular rental of a helicopter.

The prosecutors of the Military Junta claim that with this he transgressed financial regulations and caused an economic loss to the State. The ousted President Win Myint was also charged with this charge.

According to media reports, Aung San Suu Kyi is also accused of violating the Official Secrets Act, which could carry a sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

The political leader was to assume the leadership of the Government of Myanmar on February 2, a fact that prevented the military coup carried out a day earlier.

On that occasion, the Military Junta accused her of altering the electoral roll to ensure the victory of her political party, the National League for Democracy, in the elections held in November 2020, which that party unquestionably won, according to observers. international in the elections.

After the coup, massive protests were generated in the Southeast Asian country, repressed by the security forces. Popular and human rights organizations denounce that the repression against protesters continues.

According to the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP), until this Friday the coup plotters had murdered 1,469 people and detained another 11,554.

In addition to the arrests in cities and other urban centers, the Military Junta undertook systematic bombing of rural populations, including various ethnic groups, causing their forced displacement to neighboring nations and the emergence of new guerrilla groups.