Aung San Suu Kyi sentencing sparks protests, condemnation from human rights advocates

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People took to the streets of Myanmar on Monday following Myanmar’s court sentencing of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison after finding her guilty of inciting and violating COVID-19 restrictions.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights both criticized the court for its actions.

HRW deputy director for its Asia Division, Phil Robertson, said that the allegation she violated COVID-19 restrictions was “ridiculous,” adding the allegation was based on “because a rally waved at her” and said “plenty of people” were campaigning in November 2020 for the election. He also called the court that sentenced her a “kangaroo court.”

Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the U.N.’s high commissioner’s office, said the military was using “any means” to “remove all political opposition.” She also raised concerns that the military had detained more than 10,000 opponents since the coup, saying that and the sentencing of Suu Kyi “sends a signal that the military is desperate to legitimize its rule” but is doing the opposite.

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