Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with more corruption charges

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with more corruption charges


Yangon: Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer said on Tuesday that Myanmar military government authorities have filed more corruption allegations against Aung San Suu Kyi and added an eclectic list of allegations that may make the Nobel Prize winner. Was sentenced to more than ten years in prison.

According to local monitoring organizations, Myanmar’s massive uprising against the military’s February coup was brutally suppressed, killing more than 890 civilians.

The 76-year-old Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest, has been tried in last year’s elections for inciting rebellion, illegally importing walkie-talkies and ignoring coronavirus restrictions. Her party won by a landslide.

Her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told reporters on Tuesday that she will face four other corruption charges, plus charges she faces for illegally accepting $600,000 in cash and about 11 kilograms of gold.

He said that her legal team had not seen the “first batch of information reports and other documents” and added that from July 22, the court in Mandalay, the second largest city, will hear these allegations.

Khin Maung Zaw said that Tuesday’s hearing on Aung San Suu Kyi’s allegations of violating Covid restrictions was adjourned because no prosecution witnesses appeared.

On Monday, a prosecution witness failed to testify after contracting the coronavirus.

The number of infections in Myanmar has skyrocketed, and the National Administrative Council—as the military government calls it—reported more than 5,000 new cases on Monday, compared with less than 50 cases per day in early May.

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