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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new bribery charge: state TV

Deposed de facto leader faces potential 150 years in prison over string of cases

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader until she was deposed by the military, has been sentenced to six years in detention on other charges.   © Reuters

Myanmar's military government announced a new bribery charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, the country's state broadcaster reported.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in nearly a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of at least 150 years in prison. She has already been sentenced to a total of six years detention for other cases.

A spokesperson for Myanmar's military, which overthrew Suu Kyi's government in a coup last February, could not be reached for comment. Lawyers for Suu Kyi, who have been barred from speaking about her cases, could also not be reached for comment.


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