Myanmar Suu Kyi was put in solitary confinement in prison

Myanmar Suu Kyi was put in solitary confinement in prison

Myanmar Suu Kyi was put in solitary confinement in prison

Since her ouster in a coup last year, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw – Google

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  • A junta spokesperson announced Thursday that ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been relocated from house arrest to solitary confinement.
  • The 77-year-old Nobel laureate departed the grounds to attend hearings for her several trials before a junta court
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YANGON: A junta spokesperson announced Thursday that ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been relocated from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison facility in the military-built capital, Naypyidaw.

According to sources familiar with the situation, Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by numerous domestic staff members and her dog.

Read more: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi jailed for four years: junta spokesman

The 77-year-old Nobel laureate departed the grounds to attend hearings for her several trials before a junta court, where she might be sentenced to more than 150 years in prison.
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On Wednesday, she was transferred from house arrest to “solitary confinement in prison,” according to a statement from junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun.

He said that her future court proceedings would take place in a newly constructed courtroom within the jail complex.

As per a source with knowledge of the matter, Suu Kyi’s domestic staff and dog did not accompany her when she was moved on Wednesday, and security inside the jail compound was “tighter than previously.”

On the condition of anonymity, they continued, “As far as we know, Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health.”

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Since assuming power, Myanmar’s military administration has jailed tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors, many of whom are facing politically motivated secret trials.

Read more: EU condemns Myanmar’s ‘politically motivated’ Suu Kyi sentence

The junta has prohibited Suu Kyi’s attorneys from speaking to the media, blocked journalists from her trial, and denied pleas from foreign diplomats to meet with her.
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One Facebook user wrote in response to Thursday’s news: “For the sake of the country and people, she (Suu Kyi) has sacrificed everything, but the wicked people are ungrateful and cruel.”

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