Myanmar’s Military Reduces Prison Sentence Of Ex-leader, Suu Kyi To Two Years

The military in Myanmar has reduced the prison sentence of deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to two years.

Suu Kyi was earlier sentenced to four years in prison by a court in the country on Monday over multiple charges of corruption, violations of a state secrets act and a telecoms law that altogether carry a maximum sentence of more than a century in prison.

She, however, received a pardon from the military later on Monday, according to state media, MRTV.

Suu Kyi is set to serve time in detention at an undisclosed location.

Also, President of the country, Win Myint, had his sentence reduced to two years from four.

Myint and Suu Kyi were deposed by the military in a coup on February 1. 

Monday’s ruling is the first in a dozen cases the military has brought against 76-year-old Suu Kyi since it deposed her civilian government.