Top political leader sentenced for illegally importing walkie-talkies and possessing them

Bangkok: Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison by a court. He was found guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus regulations. Suu Kyi was sentenced last month to four years in prison on two other charges. Which was later halved by the military regime.

The military seized power last year after ousting the Suu Kyi-elected government. They arrested top leaders of the Democratic Party.

Now, if convicted, he could face up to 100 years in prison. Suu Kyi’s supporters and independent observers say the military is trying to prevent her from returning to politics through the charges against her.

Monday’s ruling was delivered by a court in the capital, Naples. The legal officer prosecuting Suu Kyi’s case could not even report Suu Kyi’s case for fear of military action.

He said he was sentenced to two years in prison for importing walkie-talkies and one year for illegal possession. He was also sentenced to two years in jail for violating the Corona virus rules under the National Disaster Management Act. He was earlier sentenced to four years in prison last month for breaching and abetting the Covid-12 protocol, which was halved by Senior General Min Ong Hliang within hours of his sentence.

Suu Kyi’s party won a landslide victory in the 2020 election. He was accused of gaining electoral power by the military through widespread electoral fraud, although no one believed the army’s claim.