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Washington, Jan 11 : The US has slammed Myanmar Junta for sentencing Aug San Suu Kyi and urged her immediate release to “restore Burma’s path to democracy”.
US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said: “The Burmese military regime’s unjust conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi is an affront to justice and the rule of law. We call on the regime to immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and all those unjustly detained and to restore Burma’s path to democracy.”
On Monday, Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday was sentenced for four more years by a Myanmar court after convicting her for several charges including illegally possessing walkie-talkies and violating Covid restrictions.
Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, was on trial for nearly a dozen cases, which together carry maximum sentences of over 100 years, The National reported. She has denied all the charges.
According to her supporters, the charges framed have been fabricated to legalise the military’s actions and stop her from coming back to politics, according to Sky News.
Suu Kyi was held after the military launched a coup in February 2021 following a defeat in general elections. A year-long state of emergency was also imposed in the country.
She and her party, National League for Democracy, over the last year, accused by the junta of voting fraud for winning the last election.
Her detention along with other several politicians resulted in protests across Myanmar, which has continued since then.