BANGKOK, Dec 6 (DPA / EP) –
The military junta that governs Burma has announced that it will reduce the prison sentence handed down on Monday against activist Aung San Suu Kyi from four to two years in prison on the orders of the country’s coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing.
The board has also announced that she will serve her sentence under house arrest to which she is currently subjected, according to an announcement made on Burmese state television.
The activist was initially sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for inciting riots and failing to comply with the measures applied to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, in the first verdict issued against the Nobel Peace Prize winner since she was arrested after the coup. February 1.
Suu Kyi, considered the ‘de facto’ leader of the deposed government, has always denied the charges against her, as has her surroundings, who have denounced the poor prison conditions. Sentencing was originally scheduled for last week, but a last-minute postponement delayed it until Monday.