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Court refuses to review sentence of Myanmar Nobel laureate in corruption case

Myanmar’s Supreme Court has refused to review the sentence of Aung San Suu Kyi, who headed the country’s government from 2016 to 2021. She was found guilty of a number of corruption crimes and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

In 2022, a Myanmar court found that Aung San Su was involved in corruption, election fraud, violation of state secrets and the electronic media law.

After the verdict was announced, her sentence was reduced by six years due to an amnesty.

In 1991, the woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Also a year earlier, she received the Sakharov Prize from the European Parliament.

She spoke out against the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority.