New Delhi : A Myanmar court on Wednesday convicted ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on a corruption case. A pro-democracy leader has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been convicted of accepting a bribe of 600,000 cash and gold.
Military officials in Myanmar on Friday also filed fresh corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a helicopter purchase case. If convicted, Aung San Suu Kyi could face up to 100 years in prison.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the February 1 coup. Myanmar’s military has declared a state of emergency for a year after toppling the government led by Senior General Ming Aung Huling. Myanmar has also faced many violent incidents during this period.