Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 more years in prison

A court in Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison.

She was found guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said.

The charges are among about a dozen brought against the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate since the army seized power last February, ousting her elected government.

If found guilty of all the charges, that she denies, she could be sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges -incitement and breaching Covid-19 restrictions – and given a four-year prison sentence, which was then halved by the head of the military-installed government.

Her supporters say the charges against her are contrived to legitimise the military’s actions and prevent her from returning to politics.