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- Current State Counsellor of Myanmar and Leader of the National League for Democracy
The latest jail sentence a court in military-ruled Myanmar imposed on ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has brought international condemnation.
The Nobel laureate was jailed on Monday for four years on charges including possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies, meaning she faces a six-year jail term after two convictions last month.
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.
Suu Kyi, 76, appeared calm when the verdict was read out on Monday in a court in the capital, Naypyitaw, said a source with knowledge of the court proceedings.
Suu Kyi was detained on the day of the February 1 coup and days later, police said six illegally imported walkie-talkies were found during a search of her home.
International human rights groups, the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the United States assailed the news, with US State Department spokesman Ned Price calling the convictions "an affront to justice and the rule of law" and demanding the release of Suu Kyi and other political detainees.
The United Nations called again for the release of Suu Kyi and all those detained arbitrarily since last February's coup.
"All political prisoners must be released, and clearly, this is not a step in the right direction," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.
The court handed her a two-year sentence for breaching an export-import law by possessing the handheld radios and one year for having a set of signal jammers. The two sentences will run concurrently.
She was also sentenced to two years on another charge of breaching a natural disaster management law related to coronavirus rules.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup against Suu Kyi's democratically elected government led to widespread protests and signalled the end of 10 years of tentative political reforms that followed decades of strict military rule.
On December 6, she received a four-year jail sentence for incitement and breaching coronavirus rules.
That sentence, which was later reduced to two years, was met by a chorus of international condemnation.
The United States, along with other Western nations, has levelled sanctions against the Myanmar military and its businesses since the coup.
Rights group Amnesty International said on Twitter on Monday the new convictions were "the latest act in the farcical trial against the civilian leader."
"The latest verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi is a politically motivated verdict. Aung San Suu Kyi continues to be the leading champion of democracy in Myanmar," Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told Reuters.
Suu Kyi's supporters say the cases against her are baseless and designed to end her political career and leave the military free to wield power untrammelled by any challenge.
The junta says Suu Kyi is being given due process by an independent court led by a judge appointed by her own administration.
Her trial has been closed to the media and Suu Kyi's lawyers have been barred from communicating with the media and public.