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Myanmar Junta Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Corruption

  • Pro-democracy leader faces up to 15 years in prison if guilty
  • Alleges Suu Kyi had illegally accepted gold and $600,000
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Myanmar Military Junta Charges Aung San Suu Kyi With Corruption
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Myanmar’s military junta formally charged Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials with corruption on Thursday, one of the most serious of the seven cases against the civilian leader since her detention during the February coup.

“The Anti-Corruption Commission has inspected corruption cases against ex-state counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” the regime’s ministry of information posted on its website. “She was found guilty of committing corruption using her rank.” Senior government officials face a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted on corruption charges.