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Myanmar Sentences Suu Kyi to More Jail Time for Election Fraud

  • Deposed leader’s jail term now totals 20 years since the coup
  • Ex-president, ex-minister were also sentenced to prison
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A military-controlled court in Myanmar sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three more years in prison for alleged election fraud in the 2020 general elections, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

The conviction on Friday was the fifth verdict against the Nobel peace laureate since the military toppled her civilian government in a coup in February 2021, said the person who asked not to be named as he is not authorized to speak to the media.