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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar cuts Suu Kyi's sentence to 2 years from 4

Partial pardon in 1st verdict against deposed leader, but more charges to come

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted of all charges.   © Reuters

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Top officials in military-ruled Myanmar said Monday night that the four-year prison sentence handed down to Aung San Suu Kyi that day will be halved to two years after a partial pardon by military leader Min Aung Hlaing.

A court had sentenced Suu Kyi to four years for incitement against the military and violating COVID-19 restrictions. She will remain under house arrest at a government facility in Naypyitaw, the country's capital, rather than jailed, authorities said.

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