Aung San Suu Kyi accused of corruption, risking imprisonment of 15 years

Myanmars deported political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has now also been charged with corruption. According to a newspaper on the military side, there is evidence that she has taken several kilos of gold and 495,000 euros in bribes.

She would also have abused a charity foundation that she presiders. Corruption has a heavier punishment than the previous charges. She can get 15 years in jail for it.

Theres already a trial against Suu Kyi for other charges. According to the military, she fraud in the election, but theres no evidence for that. She would also have violated the corona rules and illegally own two-way radios during the election campaign last year.

Suu Kyis lawyer calls the new allegations absurd. “She may have her mistakes, but greed and bribery are not part of that,” he told news agency DPA.

House Arrest

Myanmars army seized power on February 1. Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since then. The coup led to fierce protests in the country, against which the soldiers acted hard.

A total of more than 800 people were killed by military violence. More than 4,000 people are stuck.