Published on: 06/23/2022 – 09:42Modified on: 06/23/2022 – 09:45 The Burmese junta announced on Thursday that it had transferred deposed ex-leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a prison complex of Naypyidaw, where she will be placed in solitary confinement. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate has so far been placed under house arrest. Burmese former deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has left her house arrest to be placed in solitary confinement in a prison complex in Naypyidaw, the capital built by the military, the ruling junta announced on Thursday. “In accordance with criminal laws (…), she is kept in solitary confinement in prison,” said Zaw Min Tun, a spokesman for the junta, in a statement. Since her ousting in a coup last year , Suu Kyi was under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic workers and her dog, according to sources familiar with the matter. The 77-year-old Nobel laureate was only out for attend the hearings of her river trial where she risks, in total, dozens of years in prison. Suu Kyi was “transferred to prison” on Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter told AFP. Her staff and her dog did not accompany her, the source said, adding that security around the compound of the prison was “stricter than before”. “Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health as far as we know”, the same source added. “They are trying to intimidate her” “What what we see is that the junta in Burma is moving towards a much more punitive phase towards Aung San Suu Kyi,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of the NGO Human Rights Watch. “They are obviously trying to intimidate her and her supporters.” On Tuesday, a source familiar with the matter said that future hearings in Aung San Suu Kyi’s trials would take place in Naypyidaw prison. previous junta, she spent many years under house arrest at her family compound in Yangon, Burma’s largest city. In his current detention, his links with the outside world are limited to brief meetings with his lawyers before the hearings. special built within the prison of the city”, declared this source, without further details. Many international observers denounce this river trial, only motivated, according to them, by political considerations, to definitively exclude the girl hero of independence, big winner of the 2015 and 2020 elections. At the end of May, relatives of the former leader filed a complaint against the junta with a UN working group, to denounce its “Judicial kidnapping”. His trial is being held behind closed doors, his lawyers being prohibited from speaking to the press and international organizations. The coup d’etat plunged the country into chaos. Nearly 2,000 civilians were killed by security forces and more than 14,000 arrested, according to a local NGO. her international image has been tarnished by her inability to defend the Muslim minority of the Rohingyas, victims of discrimination and serious abuses. State in court.She has already been found guilty of corruption, incitement to violence, violation of health rules related to Covid-19 as well as violation of the telecommunications law and a court sentenced her to 11 years in prison. Aung San Suu Kyi turned 77 on Sunday. On Monday, she brought a birthday cake which she ate with her lawyers before the court hearing, according to the source familiar with the matter. With AFP
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