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

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – A court in Myanmar has sentenced the country’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail.

A spokesman for Myanmar’s military told the AFP news agency on Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of incitement and of violating COVID-19 rules.

Zaw Min Tun said she received two years in prison on each of the two charges.

Former President Win Myint was also jailed for four years under the same charges, he said, adding that the pair will not be taken to prison yet.

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