Aung San Suu Kyi
- Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author.
- In 1991, She received a Nobel Peace Prize.
- She served as State Counsellor of Myanmar (equivalent to a prime minister) and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2021.
- She has served as the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) since 2011.
The coup against Aung San Suu Kyi
- In November 2020, Suu Kyi’s party had won the Myanmar general elections.
- On 1 February 2021, she was arrested following a coup d’état that returned the Military leaders to power.
- She is on trial in nearly a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years in prison.
- She denies all charges.
- January, 2022: A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in jail on charges including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies.
- The latest sentencing in legal proceedings that rights groups have criticised as a “farce and a courtroom circus” means she faces a six-year jail term after two convictions last month.