Myanmar court sentenced Aung Suu Kyi to six years in prison.
According to a source with knowledge of the proceedings, a court in the military-run nation of Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in jail on Monday after finding her guilty of four corruption counts.
The 77-year-old Nobel laureate and leader of Myanmar’s anti-military movement has been accused of at least 18 crimes, ranging from bribery to election breaches, with potential sentences totaling about 190 years in prison if found guilty.
Suu Kyi has termed the claims ridiculous and has refuted all of them.
According to the source, she was found guilty on Monday of abusing money from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, a group she formed to support health and education, construct a house, and lease government-owned property at a reduced price.
In other instances, Suu Kyi was previously given 11 years in prison and is now imprisoned in solitary confinement at a prison in the nation’s capital, Naypyitaw.
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