Naypyitaw: Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday (January 14) filed new corruption charges in opposition to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in reference to buy of a helicopter.
The Southeast Asian nation`s democracy icon has already been placed on trial for over 10 prison charges and convicted of a few of them, with a mixed jail time of six years.If convicted of all charges, she might face over 100 years in jail, Kyodo News reported citing supply.
The newest charges considerations the acquisition of a helicopter amongst different issues. On Friday, Win Myint, President of the elected authorities, by which Suu Kyi had served as state counsellor till the coup, was additionally charged with corruption in reference to the helicopter case, reported Kyodo News.
The navy ousted Suu Kyi`s democratically elected authorities in a coup final yr in February, placing the Nobel Peace laureate below home arrest.
In December, Suu Kyi was sentenced to 4 years in jail for incitement and breaking coronavirus laws. Then the sentence was halved to 2 years on the order of the navy leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing.
On Monday, the 76-year-old was sentenced to 4 years in jail over an unlawful import of walkie-talkies and different charges. She denies any wrongdoing, and her supporters consider the charges in opposition to her are politically motivated, Kyodo News reported.