A protester holds up a poster featuring Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration in front of the Central Bank of Myanmar. PHOTO: AFP
YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s junta will put ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial for corruption, her lawyer said yesterday, adding to a raft of ongoing cases that could see her jailed for decades.
Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since her National League for Democracy (NLD) government was deposed by the military in a February coup that sparked a mass uprising and a brutal crackdown on dissent.
The 76-year-old Nobel laureate is currently on trial for flouting coronavirus restrictions during polls the NLD won in a landslide last year, illegally importing walkie talkies and sedition.
She will face a new trial on four charges of corruption beginning on October 1 in the capital Naypyidaw, her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said.
Each corruption charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.