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Aung San Suu Kyi to spend 4 years in Prison

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Once the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Wednesday found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison.

In the latest round of a legal onslaught against the 76-year-old Nobel laureate, Suu Kyi was accused of accepting a bribe of $600,000 cash and gold bars.

A Myanmar junta court in the military-ruled Myanmar delivered the latest verdict in a series of secret trials.

The 76-year-old Nobel laureate has been under house arrest since February 2021 when a military coup ousted her elected government.

Let’s take a look at Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise to power and fall from grace:

Political upbringing

Suu Kyi is the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero, General Aung San, who was assassinated when she was only two years old.

She spent some time in India with her mother, Daw Khin Kyi, who was appointed Myanmar’s ambassador in Delhi in 1960.

She studied philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University in the UK, where she also met her future husband, academic Michael Aris.

According to the BBC, after working and living in Japan and Bhutan, Suu Kyi settled in the UK to raise their two children. Continue Reading Here

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