New sentence jails Suu Kyi for 3 years

The former Myanmar leader’s sentences now total 20 years.

YANGON, Myanmar (AFP) — A Myanmar junta court sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to three years in jail with hard labor for electoral fraud during 2020 polls her party won in a landslide, a source with knowledge of the case said Friday.

Detained since the putsch last year, Suu Kyi has already been convicted of corruption and a clutch of other charges by a closed junta court and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

The military alleged widespread voter fraud during the November 2020 election, won resoundingly by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, although international observers said the poll was largely free and fair.

The military has since canceled the result and said it uncovered more than 11 million instances of voter fraud.

The source said the Nobel laureate, 77, appeared to be in good health.

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