Burmese junta has alleged new corruption against exiled leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, the Ministry of Intelligence reported, a few days after the military burned down an entire village in the northwestern part of the country. That is.
According to the ministry, Suu Kyi said she received four payments from a private company for a total of $ 550,000 in a donation to Daw Khin Kyi, a charity named after her mother, while she was still in power. Was suspected of corruption. statement..
Since the military seized power in February last year, the case filed against the 76-year-old Nobel laureate has banished her elected government and arrested top members of the National League for Democracy. This is one of the cases. Each alleged corruption can be imprisoned for up to 15 years.
Suu Kyi has already been sentenced to six years in prison for illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies, violating coronavirus restrictions, and inciting the army.
Her lawyer, who was the source of information on Mr. Suu Kyi’s proceedings, was unable to comment after receiving a gag order last October.
A statement from the military government said that on the eve of the first anniversary of the military coup in February, troops attacked Pale Township in northwestern Sagaing, forcing about 10,000 villagers to flee without food or basic necessities. It was issued after it was done.
Junta troops reportedly attacked about 400 homes in Pale Township’s Mwe Tone and Pan villages on January 31, alleging that the two villages acted as shelters for rebels. I set fire. report..
Residents of the village of Mwe Tone claimed that the troops burned the entire village, leaving only one or two homes, and then went west to burn the homes of the village of Pan.
“I couldn’t get back to the village,” said the resident. “I’m staying in a monastery. They destroyed our house even though we didn’t attack them.”
On the same day, the United States, in collaboration with the United Kingdom and Canada, sanctions seven individuals and two organizations associated with the Burmese military junta to “demonstrate the strong support of the international community for the Burmese people.” I imposed.
According to the U.S. Treasury Department, among those sanctioned, Federal Attorney General Tida Wu, Supreme Court Secretary, on the role of the military government’s “political motives” in prosecuting Aung San Suu Kyi and other democratic leaders. There is Tun Tun Wu, the chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Ting Wu.and statement..
“We will continue to target coups and those responsible for ongoing violence, those who have achieved the administration’s brutal crackdown, and their financial supporters,” said Brian E. Nelson, Treasury Secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Said.
At least 1,500 people have died since the military seized power in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Of the 11,787 people who were arbitrarily detained for opposition to the military through peaceful protests and online activities, 8,792 were detained and at least 290 died as a result of torture, according to the United Nations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.