Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to three years in jail for electoral fraud in the 2020 polls.
The Nobel laureate, who supported the genocide of Rohingya Muslims, is charged with at least 18 offences carrying combined maximum jail terms of nearly 190 years, all but killing off any chance of a political comeback.
The latest sentence handed down by the closed court takes the total jail time the Nobel laureate and democracy figurehead is facing to two decades.
Detained since a putsch last year, Suu Kyi had already been convicted of corruption and a clutch of other charges by a closed junta court and sentenced to 17 years in prison.
A junta spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
The military alleged widespread voter fraud during the November 2020 election, won resoundingly by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), although international observers said the poll was largely free and fair.
The military has since canceled the result and said it uncovered more than 11 million instances of voter fraud.
Last month, junta chief Min Aung Hlaing said the military was being “lenient” on Suu Kyi and could have taken “more serious actions” against her.