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Ex-Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi Said to Get Six More Years in Prison

  • Court finds former leader guilty of four corruption charges
  • Prison term now totals 17 years, with 9 charges still pending
Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019.

Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019.

Photographer: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

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Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison on Monday in a judgment that could further anger supporters of the 77-year-old Nobel peace prize laureate.

A special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw found her guilty of four corruption charges related to a charity named after her late mother, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because the proceedings aren’t public. It’s the fourth round of criminal verdicts against Suu Kyi since the military seized power in a 2021 coup and brings her total jail term to 17 years, extinguishing any chance of her staging a political comeback while the junta remain in power.