© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s National League for Democracy Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to media about the upcoming general elections, during a news conference at her home in Yangon November 5, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo
(Reuters) – Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to a further three years in prison on Friday with hard labour for committing electoral fraud, according to a source familiar with her secretive trial.
Suu Kyi was ousted in a February 2021 coup the military said was necessary because of unaddressed irregularities in an election won by her party by a huge margin.
Following is a summary of her cases based on information available to Reuters from the behind-closed-doors trials. Suu Kyi denies wrongdoing.
– Intent to incite, over a letter sent by her party to international organisations while she was in detention, asking them not to recognise a military government (sentenced to two years in prison, Dec. 6, 2021).
– Violating the Official Secrets Act. Maximum 14 years in prison (trial ongoing).
– Breaches of a natural disasters mitigation law in violating COVID-19 rules while election campaigning (sentenced to two years in prison, Dec. 6, 2021, and again on Jan. 10, 2022).
– Violating import/export and telecommunications laws by possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies and signal jammers (sentenced Jan. 10 to two years and one year in jail, respectively, with sentences to be served concurrently).
– Influencing the election commission (sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour, Sept. 2).
– Eleven breaches of anti-corruption law. Maximum 15 years in prison for each.
* Misusing funds from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation that Suu Kyi chaired, to build a home and leasing government-owned land at discounted rate (sentenced to six years in prison, Aug. 15).
* Accepting bribes totalling $600,000 and 11.4 kg of gold bars (sentenced to five years in prison, April 27).
* Misuse of state funds for lease of a helicopter (trial ongoing).