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Aung San Suu Kyi Jail: Myanmar Junta Jailed Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi For Four Years In Trial For Incitement Against Military

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  • Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been sentenced to 4 years in prison by a court
  • Nobel Prize winner got this punishment for violating virus restrictions, abetment
  • Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been in military custody since February 1 after a military coup in Myanmar

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Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison by a court. Nobel laureate Suu Kyi has been sentenced to abetment and breach of virus restrictions. Suu Kyi has been in custody since February 1 after a military coup in Myanmar. After the announcement of this punishment, now she will not be able to contest elections. Meanwhile, at least three people are feared dead after an army vehicle was rammed over people during a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in the largest city of military-ruled Myanmar.

Eyewitnesses and an organizer of the demonstration gave this information. Sunday’s march was one of at least three demonstrations held in Yangon. Similar rallies are reported to be held in other parts of the country a day ahead of the expected verdict in one of nearly a dozen criminal cases against former country leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi was deposed after a February 1 military coup.

‘Three people were lying unconscious on the road after the collision’
In a video posted on social media, a speeding army truck is seen speeding towards the marching people. In the video, people can be heard shouting: ‘The car is coming… please help! It killed the children…Oh!…Death!…Run,…Run!’ About a dozen people are seen running in the video. An eyewitness said the protesters took to the road for only two minutes before a military truck hit them. Three people were lying unconscious on the road after the collision.

The witness, who insisted on anonymity for fear of arrest, said, “Around five armed soldiers got out of the vehicle and chased the protesters. They opened fire and arrested the youths who were hit by the car.” At least 10 people were arrested. State television reported that 11 protesters, including three injured, were arrested. Myanmar Pressphoto Agency, a local news service, announced on Facebook that two of its journalists covering the march had been arrested.

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