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The leader deposed by the Myanmar military junta, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison for violating the laws implemented against the coronavirus pandemic and for illegally importing telecommunications devices.

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The special court of justice issued this morning the sentence of the two separate processes, after being delayed on two occasions, for the possession without a license of several walkie-talkies and a signal jammer, for which he is accused of violating the Law of Export and Import and the telecommunications law.

For that case, the sentence was two and one year in prison, respectively, although the sentences are served simultaneously, so he will only serve two years in prison for both crimes.



Likewise, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner was sentenced to another two years for skipping the measures against the spread of Covid-19 during an electoral act, in a year where the elections were held.

Suu Kyi’s defense indicated that at the beginning of the process she denied all the accusations. In addition, since October the military junta prohibited lawyers from speaking to the media.

With these two sentences, there are four that the leader of the National League of Democracy (LND) should answer, since at the beginning of December two were issued that added four years in prison as well. However, the former Minister of State received a reduction to two for a pardon from the military junta.

After being overthrown in February 2021, Suu Kyi, 76, faces several processes that are still underway, while she has been held since the military usurped power and is serving a sentence in an unknown place.



According to the military junta, Suu Kyi committed massive fraud in the 2020 general election, therefore, her results are annulled. In those elections, the LND swept the votes, as happened in 2015 and with the endorsement of international observers.

Non-governmental organizations in the country have recorded nearly 1,4000 deaths as a result of repression by the security forces and nearly 11,400 detained for opposing the military government.

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