Myanmar court postpones verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi trial

Myanmar court postpones verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi trial

A Myanmar junta court on Monday, postponed giving its verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial for illegally importing and possessing walkie talkies, sources familiar with the proceedings said.

Aung San Suu Kyi, 76, was sentence on December 6, to four years in jail for incitement and breaching coronavirus rules by the court.

Her sentence was later reduced to a two-year term of detention in her current, undisclosed location.

Her trial in the capital, Naypyidaw, has been closed to the media and defence lawyers have been barred from communicating with the media and public.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the February 1 military coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government led to widespread protests and raised international concern about the end of tentative political reforms following decades of military rule.

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial for nearly a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years in prison.

She denies all charges.

According to the Police said, “Six walkie-talkies that had been imported illegally and used without permission had been found in her home.


Under cross-examination, police officers admitted they had not possessed a search warrant for the raid, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Aung San Suu Kyi could face three years in prison if found guilty on the walkie-talkie charges.

She is also charged with multiple counts of corruption, each of which is punishable by 15 years in jail, and violating the official secrets act.

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Myanmar court postpones verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi trial

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