Myanmar Leader Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

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The Facts

  • Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four more years in prison.

  • She was convicted of illegally possessing walkie-talkies and breaking COVID restrictions.

The Spin

Narrative A

This show trial against a democratically elected leader is just what one would expect from a military junta that has massacred civilian protesters.

Cynical narrative

Although this conviction is a gross human rights violation, she is no saint, having served as State Counsellor during a genocide against Rohingya Muslims.

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