Published on: December 06, 2021 at 19: 59 IST
An official who insisted on anonymity due to the fear of being punished conveyed the Court’s ruling of 4 years in prison to the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday. She was found guilty of incitement- for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information that could disturb public order and violating the Natural Disaster Management Law for allegedly breaching Covid-19 restrictions. The verdicts were to be allegedly passed last Tuesday but for some unknown reason, it was postponed.
She has been under house arrest since February when the military launched a coup and stopped her party from starting their second 5-year tenure.
It is believed that the cases against Suu Kyi are to discredit her from ever holding the office as the Constitution disbars any convicted person sent to prison from holding high office or becoming a lawmaker.
The Military’s seizure has been met with nationwide nonviolent demonstrations which are now 10 months strong. Security forces have killed almost 1300 civilians up till now- a number tallied by Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. U.N. experts have warned that the country is sliding into a civil war.
Suu Kyi faces 11 charges in total like that of unregistered imports, use of walkie-talkies by her security guards, violation of Official Secrets Act, etc. They are all up for hearing. However, Suu Kyi has denied every single charge.