The courtroom’s motion leaves her with a complete of 33 years to serve in jail following a sequence of politically tinged prosecutions for the reason that military toppled her elected authorities in February 2021.
She has additionally been convicted of a number of different offenses, which beforehand gave her a complete of 26 years’ imprisonment. Her supporters and unbiased analysts say the fees towards her are an try to legitimize the army’s seizure of energy whereas eliminating her from politics earlier than an election it has promised for subsequent 12 months.
Friday’s verdict within the purpose-built courtroom in the principle jail on the outskirts of the capital, Naypyitaw, was made identified by a authorized official who insisted on anonymity for worry of being punished by the authorities. The trial was closed to the media, diplomats and spectators, and her legal professionals had been barred by a gag order from speaking about it.