| 25 September 2022, Sunday |

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi faces new bribery charge in string of cases

On Thursday, Myanmar’s military administration issued a fresh bribery indictment against ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the country’s state television.

Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in almost a dozen counts, each carrying a potential penalty of at least 150 years in jail. She had previously been sentenced to a total of six years in prison for prior offenses.

A spokesperson for Myanmar’s military, which overthrew Suu Kyi’s government in a coup last February, could not be reached for comment. Lawyers for Suu Kyi, who have been barred from speaking about her cases, could also not be reached for comment.

  • Reuters