Suu Kyi Due To Hear Verdict In Incitement Trial Tomorrow
The Straits Times|November 29, 2021
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to hear the verdict in her incitement trial tomorrow, the first in a catalogue of judgments to be handed down in a junta court that could jail her for decades.

NAYPYITAW Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to hear the verdict in her incitement trial tomorrow, the first in a catalogue of judgments to be handed down in a junta court that could jail her for decades.

The Nobel laureate has been detained since the generals ousted her government in the early hours of Feb 1, ending the Southeast Asian country’s brief democratic interlude. More than 1,200 people have been killed and over 10,000 arrested in a crackdown on dissent, according to a local monitoring group.

Ms Suu Kyi faces three years in jail if found guilty of incitement against the military – just one of the charges that analysts say are aimed at removing the democracy icon from the political arena for good.

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