Oct 12, 2022 - World

Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces 26-year jail term after latest convictions

A group of Myanmar activists hold up placards calling for the release of their ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyiin Tokyo on May 22.

A group of Myanmar activists hold up placards calling for the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Tokyo earlier this year. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was convicted by a military-ruled court of two more corruption charges Wednesday, per Bloomberg.

The big picture: Since the military overthrew the government in a 2021 coup, the Nobel laureate has been convicted of a series of charges widely denounced as politically motivated. Wednesday's two concurrent three-year sentences take her total prison term to 26 years, AP notes. She's always denied any wrongdoing.

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