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Tue Nov 16, 2021, 05:53 PM

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with election fraud and 'lawless actions'

Source: The Guardian

Myanmar’s military junta has charged Aung San Suu Kyi with “election fraud and lawless actions”, according to state media, adding to a series of legal cases facing the ousted leader.

Military-controlled media reported on Tuesday that the Union Election Commission had prosecuted 16 people, including Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint, in relation to alleged fraud during the 2020 general election. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD), won the vote by a landslide – a result the military has refused to accept.

The military, which seized power on 1 February, has tried to justify the coup by claiming, without evidence, major election rigging. This allegation has been dismissed by the Asian Network for Free Elections, an independent watchdog, which said results were “by and large representative of the will of the people of Myanmar”. The public has also strongly opposed the military takeover.

The military-controlled Global New Light of Myanmar said Aung San Suu Kyi and others had been “involved in electoral processes, election fraud and lawless actions in 2020 multiparty democracy general election”. It cited various allegations including “violating the existing laws in assigning the election sub-commissions”, threatening election officials, and wrongly adding names to voter lists.

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Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent
Tue 16 Nov 2021 17.49 GMT


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/16/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-charged-with-election-and-lawless-actions



Source: BBC

Aung San Suu Kyi charged with election fraud by Myanmar junta

5 hours ago

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi is facing more charges, having been accused of "election fraud and lawless actions" by the military government.

She was among 16 people to be charged on Tuesday, including Myanmar's ousted president and the capital city's mayor.

Ms Suu Kyi, 76, has not been seen in public since a military coup in February removed her from office.

Meanwhile Myanmar's army spokesman told the BBC that Ms Suu Kyi is being treated well while under house arrest.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59309528

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Tue Nov 16, 2021, 06:03 PM

1. Military power addiction.



Thanks for the thread Eugene.

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