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Aung San Suu Kyi jailed 5 years for corruption

She had been detained since February 2021 after a coup by the army. 

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Naypyidaw: A Myanmar military court on Wednesday sentenced ousted democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi five years in prison in a corruption trial.

According to The Irrawaddy, Suu Kyi has been accused of accepting a bribe of $600,000 cash and gold bars from a former regional minister.

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The case is one among the first of 11 corruption charges against the 76-year-old Nobel laureate, each carrying a maximum sentence of 15 years of prison, The Independent reported.

She had been detained since February 2021 after a coup by the army. 

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