The junta threatens to dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi's party

The junta threatens to dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi’s party

The soldiers accuse the party of opposing National League for Democracy, charged with fraud in the recent legislative elections.

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An official said on Friday, May 21 that Burma’s ruling military council since the February 1 coup has been threatening to dissolve the political party of former leader and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The soldiers accuse the National League for Democracy of fraud in the recent legislative elections.

The National League for Democracy secured an absolute majority in the November elections and has been criticized for its lack of transparency but its results were as well. “In general, representative of the will of the people of Burma.”The Asian Ceylon Network for Free Elections (Anfrel).

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, has not been seen in public since her arrest in the coup. And under house arrest in the capital Naypyidaw, she is expected to make her personal debut on Monday. The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been charged six times since her arrest more than 100 days ago. She was only able to meet her lawyer during short videoconferences under heavy surveillance by the security forces.

It is being prosecuted in particular for non-compliance with pandemic-related restrictions, the illegal import of radios, incitement to public unrest, and the violation of the colonial-era state secrets law. She is also accused of collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars and eleven kilograms of gold in the form of bribes, but she has not been charged with “corruption”.

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If found guilty, she could be banned from practicing politics, and even sentenced to years in prison. A local media reported that the military council has abolished the minimum retirement age for generals, which would allow General Min Aung Hlaing (the country’s leader since the coup) to remain in office even after the coup, which will turn 65 in July.

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