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Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on more corruption charges

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By GRANT PECK
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges, adding six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for media or the public, and her lawyers were forbidden by a gag order from revealing information. In the four cases decided Monday, Suu Kyi was convicted of abusing her position to rent public land at below market prices and to have built a residence with charitable donations. She earlier had been sentenced to 11 years in prison on other charges after the military ousted her government in 2021. Analysts say the numerous charges are an attempt to legitimize the military’s seizure of power while eliminating her from politics.

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