Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi receives four years in prison on first sentence

76-year-old Aung San Soo & nbsp; Ji was found guilty of & nbsp; inciting discord in & nbsp; society and & nbsp; violations & nbsp; ; in accordance with the & nbsp; Act on & nbsp; Natural Disasters.

Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with 11 charges in total. She does not admit guilt. Its supporters consider the process to be politically motivated.

In the & nbsp; government of Myanmar, Aung San Su & nbsp; Zhi served as a state adviser. Before & nbsp; came to & nbsp; power in & nbsp; 2016, she was an influential opposition politician and & nbsp; human rights activist, was attacked and & nbsp; repression, spent about & nbsp; 15 years under house arrest. In & nbsp; 1991, she & nbsp; was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and & nbsp; a year earlier & nbsp; & mdash; award “ For & nbsp; freedom of thought '' named after Sakharov.

Since & nbsp; February this year, when the military staged a coup in & nbsp; Myanmar, overthrowing the elected civilian government and & nbsp; detaining its leaders, Aung San Su & nbsp; Zhi is again under house arrest.

< p>It is not yet clear whether & nbsp; will she be sent to & nbsp; jail and & nbsp; when.

Myanmar: how Aung San Suu Kyi was a symbol of the struggle for freedom, but the West did not like

Vin Mying, a former president and & nbsp; her party ally, was also sentenced to & nbsp; four years in prison, a source told Reuters.

Following the coup and & nbsp; overthrow the elected government, the country was paralyzed by protests, their suppression led to & nbsp; loss of life and & nbsp; increased instability, Reuters notes.

The international community condemned the violence in Myanmar, Western states demanded the release of Aung San Su & nbsp; Zhi and & nbsp; others Political Prisoners for & nb sp; media.