Jail terms of Aung San Suu Kyi and former president reduced by Myanmar governmen

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

PanOrient News

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize winner who became her country’s de facto leader, has had her jail sentence reduced, sources have told PanOrient News.

Myanmar’s Ex President Win Myint has also had his jail sentence reduced, the sources said.

Suu Kyi is no longer under house arrest although she is still in prison, PanOrient sources said adding the two former leaders have not been released.

The reduction of their sentences coincided with a religious festival in Myanmar and the consecration of a marble Buddha image – reportedly the biggest sitting Buddha image in the world – at the beginning of the Buddhist Lent.

It comes after the 78-year-old Suu Kyi had spent a year in solitary confinement as part of a 33-year sentence imposed on her by the government. Reports say her sentence has been reduced by six years and has been pardoned on five of the 19 charges against her. Ex President Win Myint was pardoned on two of his charges.

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