US News Burma: After months of trial, Aung San Suu Kyi fixed on his fate in early December

09:25  30 november  2021
09:25  30 november  2021 Source:   france24.com

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After a long series of judicial proceedings, a first verdict, in the trial brought by the Burmese junta against Aung San Suu Kyi, was postponed to Tuesday, December 6, have we learned, Tuesday.

It risks prison for decades. The ex-leader Burmese , Aung San Suu Kyi , accused in particular "incentive for public disorders" by the junta in power since February 1st had to be fixed on his fate Tuesday, November 30. The first verdict was however postponed to December 6, AFP indicated a source close to the file.

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The 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize, is assigned to residence since the 1st of February, which has set a brutal term to the current democratic transition in the country since 2010.

The generals pursue since a Bloody repression with nearly 1,300 civilians killed and more than 7,000 in detention, according to a local NGO, the Assistance for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP), which reports cases of torture, rape and extra- judicial.

In this component of the case, Aung San Suu Kyi risk three years of detention.


Several analysts surveyed by the AFP believe that the Court of Junta could decide to commute a possible prison sentence in residential assignment, a means of justifying the removal of the former executive, Coupe of the world for ten months. Its only links with the outside are limited to his meetings with his team of lawyers.

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Aung San Suu Kyi has been judged since June for a multitude of offenses: illegal import of talkies-walkies, failure to comply with the restrictions related to the pandemic of Covid-19, sedition, corruption, electoral fraud ...

Many observers denounce a political trial in order to neutralize the winner of the 2015 and 2020.

healthy elections according to his lawyers, she risks long years in prison if she is convicted. "It is almost certain that in the final Aung San Suu Kyi will be sentenced to a severe sentence," says Analyst David Mathieson, expert from Burma. "The question is to know what his incarceration will look like. (...) Will it be treated as a lambda inmate in a crowded cell or with privileges in a VIP villa?"

The media are not allowed to attend its trial, in camera, before a special court of the capital Naypyidaw. The junta also forbids his legal team to speak to the press and international organizations.

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At its first appearance in court , Aung San Suu Kyi has put on its resistant clothes, swearing as its party, the National League for Democracy (LND), would continue and asking its followers to remain united.

Severe penalties for his relatives

In recent weeks, the courts of the junta made very severe sentences against other important members of the LND. An ex-MP was sentenced to 75 years in prison for corruption , with a penalty with forced labor, and a close collaborator of Aung San Suu Kyi, aged 80, at age 20 years of detention.

The generals justified their putsch by ensuring discovery more than 11 million irregularities in the November 2020 elections, won massively by the LND. International observers qualified at the time this ballot of "globally free and fair".

The leader of the junta, Min Aung Hlaing, threatened to dissolve the training and assured that new elections would be organized by August 2023 .

From the putsch, many members of the party were arrested, entered clandestine or fled the country. Some have put in place a ghost government government, the national unity government. Dozens of citizen militias, called "People's Defense Forces", formed across the country, in full political and economic chaos. Objective: to carry out guerrilla operations against the junta and its allies.

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