Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four more years in prison

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The court also added two years for an alleged breach of the natural disaster management law related to coronavirus rules while campaigning during the 2020 election, which the NLD won in a landslide.

A source with knowledge of her case told the Telegraph she was facing a “kangaroo court” where “justice has been absent from the beginning.”

International outcry

Ms Suu Kyi’s conviction in December for incitement and breaking pandemic rules triggered international condemnation and public protests.

The military has attempted to brutally crush all opposition to the coup, and to date has killed more than 1,400 civilians, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Some of the fiercest resistance has come from ethnic minority insurgents in border states, prompting the junta to raid villages, destroy properties and commit mass atrocities.

Reports emerged on Monday that the military had launched air strikes on Loikaw, the capital of eastern Kayah State – also known as Karenni – forcing thousands of local residents to flee.

Tom Andrews, UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, called on General Min Aung Hlaing, the coup leader, to “immediately halt the air and ground attacks that junta forces have unleashed on Loikaw, Karenni State, lift the blockade of those seeking to escape and allow access for those seeking to provide aid and shelter.”

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