Aung San Suu Kyi sentence halved to 2 years: Myanmar state TV
Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands on Dec 11, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman)
Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has had her sentence reduced from four years to two after a partial pardon by the head of the military-appointed government, the country’s state television reported on Monday (Dec 6).
Earlier in the day, a court in Myanmar found Aung San Suu Kyi, ousted in a Feb 1 coup, guilty of charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions, drawing international outrage at what some critics described as a “sham trial”.
Former president Win Myint also has his sentence for similar charges reduced to two, state-run broadcaster MRTV reported.
Both Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint will serve their sentences where they are currently being detained, in an undisclosed location, suggesting they will not be sent to prison.