Sunday, May 22, 2022
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



Myanmar’s Junta accuses ousted leader of corruption

Myanmar’s Junta accuses ousted leader of corruption

Naypyidaw, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar's military authorities on Thursday formally accused ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption, the most serious accusation against her so far.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email

According to the indictment, Suu Kyi is accused of accepting 600,000 dollars and seven gold pieces in bribes, so she faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Previously, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner had faced another six charges related to alleged illegal imports of walkies-talkies and incitement to public unrest.

The former leader was arrested on February 1, when soldiers seized power in a coup d’état, and she has been under house arrest and barely been seen or heard of since then, besides brief appearances in court.

Her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, described the corruption charges as ‘absurd’ and said she could face long prison terms if justice is not served.

Zaw added that the coup mongers’ main objective is to keep her out of the national political scene, due to her high popularity.

The coup triggered general demonstrations, and Myanmar’s army has brutally repressed demonstrators who champion democracy.


name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.