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Aung San Suu Kyi sent to solitary confinement

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s deposed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison in the capital Nay Pyi Taw. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate was arrested when the military ousted her elected government in February 2021.

For the past year she has been held at an undisclosed location in the capital.

Ms Suu Kyi has already been sentenced to 11 years in jail and faces a host of other charges. She denies all of the accusations against her.

It’s thought she will attend trial hearings from a special court set up inside prison.

A brief statement released by the military government said the move was in accordance with Myanmar’s criminal laws.

Rights groups have condemned the court trials as a sham. The closed-door hearings have been shut to the public and media, and Ms Suu Kyi’s lawyers forbidden from speaking to journalists.

The military’s violent seizure of power last February came months after Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won general elections by a landslide.

Credit: bbc.com

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