YANGON: A Myanmar junta court on Monday (Apr 25) postponed giving its first verdict in the corruption trial of ousted chief Aung San Suu Kyi, a junta spokesman instructed AFP, a case which may see the Nobel laureate jailed for 15 years.
Suu Kyi, 76, has been detained because the generals staged a coup and ousted her authorities in February final 12 months, ending the Southeast Asian nation’s temporary interval of democracy.
She has since been hit with a sequence of fees, together with violating the official secrets and techniques act, corruption and electoral fraud, and he or she faces a long time in jail if convicted on all counts.
“There was no verdict today,” in the corruption trial in which Suu Kyi is accused of accepting a bribe of US$600,000 money and gold bars from the previous chief minister of Yangon, junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun instructed AFP.
He didn’t give any particulars on when a verdict can be reached.
Journalists have been barred from attending the particular court hearings in the military-built capital Naypyidaw and Suu Kyi’s legal professionals have been banned from chatting with the media.
Suu Kyi has already been handed a six-year sentence for violating COVID-19 guidelines and walkie-talkie import rules – seemingly excluding the favored chief from elections the junta has stated it plans to carry by subsequent 12 months.
Under a earlier junta regime, Suu Kyi spent lengthy spells underneath home arrest at her household’s colonial-era mansion in Yangon.
More than 1,700 individuals have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent because the coup, in accordance with an area monitoring group.