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Aung San Suu Kyi, A Myanmar Advisor, Has Been Imprisoned For State Secrets

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

A secretive military court has declared Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of violating the country’s official secrets legislation, the latest in a spate of judgments filed by the generals who deposed her in a coup last year. Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday, according to an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to divulge details about the case.

Sean Turnell, her economic consultant, was also found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison, according to the official. Turnell, a professor at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was imprisoned five days after the February 2021 coup. The Australian embassy was not permitted to attend his trial, and he was refused the use of a translator.

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