A Myanmar court is set to deliver its first verdict in Suu Kyi’s trial | Aung San Suu Kyi news

Aung San Suu Kyi faces up to five years in prison if she is found guilty of incitement and breaching COVID-19 rules.

A Myanmar court is expected to deliver the first verdicts in a series of trials for the country’s ousted civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Monday’s rulings relate to charges agitation and breach COVID-19 protocols.

If convicted, Aung San Suu Kyi and her co-defendant, ousted Myanmar President Win Myint, face up to five years in prison.

The rulings were supposed to have been announced last week but they were postponed.

The cases are among dozens of cases brought against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Other fees include multiple fees from corruptionand violations of the State Secrets Act and the Communications Act that carry a combined maximum penalty of more than a century in prison.

Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being held with the generals in control of the country on February 1, has denied all the charges against them.

Supporters of the 76-year-old leader say the cases are baseless and designed to end her political career and tie her to legal action while the military consolidates its power.

The military says Aung San Suu Kyi is subject to due process of law by an independent court led by a judge appointed by her administration.

The trial in the capital, Naypyidaw, was closed to the media, and the military’s media did not mention the proceedings.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers have been denied access to the media and the public.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since a coup in February, paralyzed by protests and instability that escalated after the military’s deadly crackdown on its opponents, whom it calls “terrorists”.

The international community condemned the violence and called on Western countries to release Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Andrew Naughtie

News reporter and author at @websalespromo