According to a source close to the case, Suu Kyi appeared in the Naypyidaw Military Courtroom in
. The former leader did not comment on the ruling.
The April sentence
– Immediately after the February 2021 military coup, Burmese politics – now 77 – was arrested and jailed in solitary confinement in the capital Naypyidaw. The additional six years she will have to serve in her cell follow the five years imposed in April, when she was convicted of receiving $ 600,000 and gold in bribes from a former deputy minister.
– Several accusations still pending on the Nobel Peace Prize winner, for potential decades of imprisonment: violation of the state secret under a law dating back to the colonial period, electoral fraud, sedition and corruption. In April, on the occasion of the 5-year sentence, the European Commission reiterated that the trial against Suu Kyi was “politically motivated”.
The appeal of the EU
– Brussels then renewed its call for the “immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and of all those arbitrarily detained after the coup of February 1, 2021”. That sentence, the EU Commission underlined, was “another step towards the dismantling of the rule of law and a further blatant violation of human rights in Myanmar”, as well as “another big step backwards for democracy”.