Newshub18:The court sentenced Nobel laureate Suu Kyi to 3 years in prison.
Military-ruled Myanmar sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi and her former adviser Sian Turnelok to three years in prison on Thursday, sources said. The court sentenced him for violating the Official Secrets Act. The Act provides for a maximum sentence of 14 years.
According to the administration sources, these two people have not been ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment. However, this Myanmar government source did not want to reveal his name. Suu Kyi, Turnell and thousands of members of the economic team were arrested last year after an elected government was toppled. In addition, politicians, legislators, government officials, bureaucrats, students and journalists were arrested.
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has already been sentenced to 17 years in prison in various cases. Most of the cases against Suu Kyi are related to corruption. Tunnell, an economics professor at the University of Macau in Australia, was arrested after a military coup.
Australia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister’s Office have not yet commented on the matter. Foreign Minister Penny Rong rejected the court’s decision to prosecute Canberra Turner. The sentencing was announced Thursday in a closed courtroom in the capital, Naypyitaw. The accused were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act. Junta’s spokesperson did not want to comment on this