Aung San Suu Kyi is Myanmar’s ousted leader. A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said.


She is 76 years old.


Suu Kyi, 76, was Myanmar’s state counsellor and de facto leader before she was ousted and detained by the military ten months ago and hit with almost a dozen charges that add up to combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years.

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They include several charges of corruption, which each carry a maximum prison sentence of 15 years violating Covid-19 pandemic restrictions during the 2020 election campaign, incitement, illegally importing and possessing walkie talkies, and breaking the colonial era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

She has rejected all allegations, and her supporters say the charges against her are political.

Sentenced For 4 Years

On Monday, the Zabuthiri Court in the capital Naypyidaw sentenced Suu Kyi to two years in prison after being found guilty of incitement and two years after being found guilty of violating section 25 of Disaster Management Law, sources close to the trial told CNN.

Myanmar’s deposed President Win Myint was also sentenced to four years in prison. It is not clear where they will carry out their sentences.

Myanmar’s military junta has sought to restrict information about the trials, closed to the public. In October, a gag order was imposed on her legal team that prevented them from speaking with the media.

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