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BBC News published this video item, entitled “Myanmar’s Aung Suu Kyi faces most serious charge yet – BBC News” – below is their description.
Military authorities in Myanmar have charged Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her so far.
Deposed leader Ms Suu Kyi is accused of accepting cash and gold in bribes, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.
She faces six other charges relating to alleged illegal imports of walkie-talkies and inciting public unrest.
Ms Suu Kyi was arrested on 1 February when the military seized power in a coup, and has since been held on house arrest.BBC News YouTube Channel
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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.
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