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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Jailed for Three More Years on Corruption Charges

  • Ex-leader convicted of taking bribes from local businessman
  • Suu Kyi’s jail term now totals 26 years; 5 charges pending
A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi during the demonstration in Bangkok on July 26.
A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi during the demonstration in Bangkok on July 26.Photographer: Peerapon Boonyakiat/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

A military-controlled court in Myanmar has sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 3 more years in prison after she was found guilty of accepting bribes from a local businessman, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

The 77-year-old Nobel peace laureate was convicted of two corruption charges by the court in Naypyidaw on Wednesday. The court ruled that Suu Kyi took $550,000 in bribes from construction magnate Maung Waik, said the person who asked not to be named as he is not authorized to speak to the media.