Yangon: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she remained healthy after being transferred from house arrest to prison, sources familiar with the incident said Thursday, saying she would “calm down” to face her new cell confinement. Let’s go. Since being banished in her coup last year, Soo Chi has been under house arrest with several domestic workers and her dog in a private location in Naypyidaw.
The Nobel laureate, 77, left these facilities solely to attend a number of court hearings in the military junta, where he could see a sentence sentenced to more than 150 years in prison. rice field. On Wednesday, she was transferred from her house arrest to “prison cell confinement,” junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said in a statement. He added that her future inquiry will be held in court in prison.
Soo Chi was “healthy” after the transfer, sources familiar with the incident told AFP Thursday. “She behaves as before and she’s fine,” said a source who demanded anonymity. “She is accustomed to dealing calmly in any situation.” According to sources familiar with the incident, Soo Chi’s housekeeping staff and her dog did not accompany her when she moved on Wednesday. And the security around the prison grounds was “more stringent than before.”
“Aung San Suu Kyi is healthy as far as we know,” they said on condition of anonymity. Soo Chi said three female staff from within the prison were offered to take care of her, and another source aware of the issue said without identifying whether they were prisoners or prison chiefs. rice field.
Since seizing power, Myanmar’s junta has detained thousands of opposition democrats, many of whom face secret trials accusing rights groups of political motives. Soo Chi’s lawyer has been banned from talking to the media, journalists have been banned from her trials, and the junta has refused requests from foreign diplomats to meet her. “For the sake of the country and the people, she (Soo Chi) has sacrificed everything, but the evil people are ungrateful and cruel,” a social media user posted on Facebook following her Thursday announcement.
Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Asia for Human Rights Watch, said: “They are clearly trying to intimidate her and her supporters.”
Under the previous military regime, Soo Chi spent a long spell under house arrest in her family’s mansion in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. In 2009, she was in Insein Prison in Yangon while she was being tried after being charged with accommodating an American man who swam across her lake and visited her during her house arrest. I spent about 3 months in.
Under the current administration, she has already been convicted of corruption, incitement to the military, violations of the COVID-19 rule, and telecommunications law, and the court has sentenced her to 11 years in prison. Soo Chi turned 77 on Sunday and she brought a birthday cake to court to eat with her lawyer prior to the hearing on Monday. Last year’s coup sparked widespread protest and anxiety that the military was trying to crush it.
The battle with the rebel groups of the ethnic groups established in the border area intensified, and “People’s Defense Forces” stood up to fight the army nationwide. The crackdown killed more than 2,000 civilians and arrested more than 14,000, according to a local surveillance group, the Political Prisoner Assistance Association.
Diplomatic efforts to end the crisis led by the Block of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to which Myanmar is a member, have failed. UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews on Myanmar’s human rights situation called on the block on Thursday to increase pressure on the junta. “The longer we wait, the more inaction, the more people will die, and the more people will suffer,” he said. – AFP