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The military wants to get rid of Aung San Suu Kyi forever

It is impossible for any outsider to gain insight into the trial of former Myanmar political leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This is done behind closed doors. Neither the media nor the public are welcome and Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer is muzzled.

But there is no doubt that the military wants to end Aung San Suu Kyi’s political career. She is very popular in Myanmar and her party, the National League for Democracy, won in droves the last time the country held democratic elections.

Very large, believes the military, which apparently felt threatened and decided to carry out a coup in Myanmar last year.

where The country is on the verge of collapse. The economy is severely weakened by international sanctions, health care is not working, and daily battles are taking place between the army and armed groups revolting against his rule.

The judicial system also has much to be desired and now appears to be being used to remove Aung San Suu Kyi from power forever. The five-year prison sentence leaked on Wednesday will add to the six years Aung San Suu Kyi has served since the military coup.

According to the ruling, Aung San Suu Kyi received bribes worth $600,000 and eleven kilograms of gold from Pheu Min Thein, the former prime minister of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since the coup, denies the allegations and no evidence has been publicly presented. The eleven years that Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced is only the beginning. She is accused in 10 other corruption cases. If convicted on all charges, she faces approximately 190 years in prison.

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Who came to power after decades of military rule, is too popular for the military to feel safe. This is despite the fact that the generals retained important positions and influence in the government after allowing elections in Myanmar. In the last elections, the military party got a few humiliating votes.

The elections were rigged, the army cheered and tanks rolled into the streets and regained power. But election observers noted that the elections were widely free and fair.

The coup is a great disappointment to all who had hoped that Myanmar was about to develop in a democratic direction. The protests were widespread and were brutally suppressed by the military. More than 10,000 people have been imprisoned since the coup and nearly 1,800 have been killed in the protests, according to the Association to Aid Political Prisoners. The United Nations said what is happening in Myanmar is a crime against humanity.

Life in captivity is nothing new for Aung San Suu Kyi. she She became known around the world when she fought the army and was under house arrest For 15 years during the years between 1980 and 2010. Now her days of freedom could be forever. But its supporters are not giving up. The shadow government formed after the military coup described the government as a “rule of terrorism” and promised to tear it up when the “people’s revolution” overthrew the military council.

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