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From pedestal to prison: the many lives of Suu Kyi

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From pedestal to prison: the many lives of Suu Kyi

The former leader has come a long way from the days when she was held up as a heroine for democracy

Reuters

Put on trial by the generals who overthrew her elected government in a coup that cut short democratic reforms she had fought for decades to bring about, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced on Monday to four years in prison.

She was convicted of incitement and violations of a law on natural disasters in the first verdict in more than a dozen criminal cases filed against her since the February 1 military takeover. Suu Kyi is 76 years old.

Just 14 months before the coup, she had travelled to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend those same generals against charges of genocide over a 2017 military offensive that drove ethnic Rohingya Muslims out of Myanmar...

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