Myanmar's Suu Kyi handed 5 year jail term

STORY: A Myanmar court sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in jail for corruption on Wednesday.

Her trial is being held behind closed doors but, according to a source with knowledge of proceedings, the judge handed down the verdict within moments of the court convening.

Suu Kyi has been charged with at least 18 offenses, which carry combined maximum jail terms of nearly 190 years if convicted in all.

This latest case centered on the allegation that Suu Kyi accepted gold and cash payments from her protege-turned-accuser, former chief minister of the city of Yangon, Phyo Min Thein.

The Nobel laureate has been held in an undisclosed location since early 2021 when she was forced from power by the military in a coup.

It's not clear if Suu Kyi will now be transferred to a prison to serve her sentence.

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