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Myanmar's scripted 'guilty' ruling on Suu Kyi is unacceptable

Ousted leader may face over 100 years in prison under rigged system

Myanmar's military is working hard to remove former leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the political stage before any new elections are held.   © Reuters

Myanmar's former State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to a four-year prison term. The pro-democracy leader was detained after the military took control of the Southeast Asian country in February, and faces over 10 charges overall.

The case was heard by a military-appointed court, which clearly assumed Suu Kyi's guilt from the start. The ruling is unfair and totally unacceptable.

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