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Myanmar Crisis

Suu Kyi gets 6 more years in prison, bringing total to 17: source

Ousted Myanmar leader found guilty of misusing charity funds in closed-door trial

Aung San Suu Kyi, pictured here in 2019, has been detained since the military took control of Myanmar in February 2021.

BANGKOK -- Myanmar's ousted de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to six years in prison on corruption charges Monday, a source close to her trial said, bringing the total prison time facing the Noble Peace Prize winner to 17 years.

Suu Kyi was put under house arrest after the military took control of Myanmar in February 2021. The 77-year-old democracy icon was moved to quarters inside a Naypyitaw prison two months ago and is no longer allowed a personal staff.

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