Skip to content

Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Solitary Confinement in Myanmar Prison

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been shifted to solitary confinement inside a military-built prison compound in the capital of Naypyidaw, a junta spokesman said Thursday.

Suu Kyi was detained at an undisclosed location soon after the coup last year, and a special court in April sentenced her to five years in prison in the first of several corruption charges leveled against her. The sentencing brought the total prison term to 11 years and effectively prevents the ousted leader from staging a political comeback in the Southeast Asian country.