Saturday, June 25, 2022

Trial of Aung San Suu Kyi Will Be Held Tomorrow, According to Myanmar Junta Faction

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Myanmar’s deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is scheduled to present in person to hear the verdict in the sedition case on Tuesday (30/11). Suu Kyi will face up to three years in prison if she is convicted of inciting the military.

Even though it has been scheduled, some observers think that the military junta could delay the reading of the verdict against Suu Kyi tomorrow.

Suu Kyi is known to have recently appeared in the courtroom with her legal team.

In addition to the coup, the junta has arrested Suu Kyi on charges related to embezzlement of radio calls (walkie-talkies), violating restrictions due to the coronavirus, as well as election fraud that led her party – the National League for Democracy (NLD) – to win in 2020.

The woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize is known to have been detained since the military coup on February 1, 2020. Since then, protests have raged in the Southeast Asian country. At least 1,200 people were killed, and 10,000 were detained as a result of the demonstrations.

Meanwhile, trials of some of Suu Kyi’s right-hand men in the NLD have been completed. One of them is a former chief minister who is sentenced to 75 years in prison starting earlier this month.

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As we know, Myanmar’s military junta indicted de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on charges of fraud in the 2020 general election. Myanmar’s military junta media, Global New Light of Myanmar, reported that the prosecutor’s latest indictment against Suu Kyi involves allegations of fraud elections and unlawful acts.

However, the newspaper quoted AFP as it didn’t provide details on when Suu Kyi’s trial would take place.

Apart from Suu Kyi, 15 other officials, including former Myanmar President Win Myint, also face similar charges.

As mentioned above, Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won the 2020 election. The number of votes won by the NLD had also increased from the last election in 2015.

However, the military junta accused Suu Kyi and her party of cheating during the election. The excuse was used as a pretext for the military junta to seize power in a coup in February.

Myanmar’s military junta claimed to have found more than 11 million distorted ballots. They also threatened to dissolve the NLD. If she is found guilty, Suu Kyi will be sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison.

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