Myanmar jails Aung San Suu Kyi for 3 years over election fraud
04 September 2022 | 10:02 am
The sentence adds to the prison time the former leader is already serving following a number of other convictions, including corruption. The latest ruling could see her party disbanded ahead of next year's election.
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