Suu Kyi transferred to solitary prison confinement Jun 24, 2022 0 0 12345 dpa Naypyidaw Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from house arrest to a prison in the capital Naypyidaw, where she is being held in solitary confinement, military spokesperson Zaw Min Tun said on Thursday.“It is confirmed that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sent to the prison ...in accordance with criminal laws,” Zaw Min Tun said in a statement, adding that she is “well treated in solitary confinement.” Suu Kyi faces 11 corruption charges, each of which carries a potential sentence of up to 15 years in prison.In April, she received her first conviction for accepting a bribe of $600,000 in cash and gold bars from the former chief minister of Yangon. She has denied the claim.Journalists and members of the public were banned from attending the trial and Suu Kyi was barred from speaking to the media. Human rights activists have spoken of a show trial.Myanmar’s military junta has now ordered all legal proceedings and trial hearings to be moved from a courtroom to prison, according to the local media and sources familiar with the proceedings.Suu Kyi was arrested on February 1, hours before the military overthrew Myanmar’s democratically elected civilian leaders and returned the country to military rule.Since then, Myanmar has been in political turmoil, with the military struggling to contain peaceful street protests. Civil disobedience movements and armed armed resistance fighters are trying to unseat the military government by force.According to rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 1,900 people have been killed and more than 14,000 arrested since the coup. RELATED ARTICLES Incumbent premier renamed to form govt in crisis-hit Lebanon Jun 24, 2022 0 0 Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of powerful quake Jun 24, 2022 0 0 Turkey and Israel say security forces foiled threat to Israelis Jun 24, 2022 0 0 Ankara and London call for urgent action to solve Black Sea grain crisis dpa Istanbul Britain and Turkey’s top diplomats on Thursday warned of “devastating consequences” if a quick solution to a lingering grain crisis in the Black Sea due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine isn’t found. “This .. UK lawmakers to vote on N Ireland Protocol bill next week dpa London Plans by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to unilaterally scrap parts of Northern Ireland’s Brexit deal will be debated and voted upon by parliament in London next week. House of Commons Leader Mark .. EU leaders set to grant Ukraine candidate status Agencies European Union leaders on Thursday were set to make Ukraine a candidate for membership in the 27-nation bloc, the first step in a potentially yearslong process that could pull the embattled country further away .. Germany says it has taken in 21,000 at-risk Afghans Berlin: More than 21,000 Afghans have been able to get out of their home country and relocate to Germany since the Taliban seized power in August last year, the German foreign minister said on Thursday. Berlin has promised .. China and Russia criticise Western countries at BRICS meeting Beijing: China and Russia on Thursday criticized Western countries and sanctions as the leaders of the BRICS group started their summit. The group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, should .. WHO emergency committee on monkeypox’s global spread to meet Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) was convening a meeting of experts on Thursday to assess whether the spread of monkeypox should be considered a “public health emergency of international concern.” The ..