Thu 23 June 2022:
A junta spokesperson announced on Thursday that former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison compound in the city’s military-built capital, Naypyidaw.
“In accordance with criminal laws… (Aung San Suu Kyi) has been kept in solitary confinement in prison” since Wednesday, Zaw Min Tun said in a statement.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Suu Kyi has been living under house arrest in Naypyidaw since being ousted in a coup last year. She was joined by numerous household helpers and her dog.
The 77-year-old Nobel laureate only left those grounds to attend hearings related to her trial in a junta court where she faces a potential sentence of more than 150 years in prison.
Journalists are not allowed to cover Suu Kyi’s trial and her attorneys are not permitted to speak to the media.
She endured protracted periods of house detention in her family’s mansion in Yangon, Myanmar’s main city, under a previous junta regime.
She has previously received 11 years in prison after being found guilty of corruption, inciting hatred against the military, violating Covid-19 guidelines, and breaching a telecommunications law.
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