The junta has accused Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of rigging last year’s election. In that election, Suu Kyi’s party won a landslide victory. This information was reported in the state media of the country on Tuesday.
The country’s Global New Light of Myanmar reports that Suu Kyi has been accused of “electoral fraud and involvement in illegal activities.” However, no details were given in this regard.
Similar allegations have been made against former President Win Mint, the chairman of the Election Commission and 15 other officials.
The army seized power in a coup on February 1. Top leaders of his party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Aung San Suu Kyi, were arrested. Since then, 6-year-old Suu Kyi has been under house arrest. He was then seen in public for a very short time while appearing in court.
Suu Kyi has been accused of violating colonial-era state secrecy laws. He has also been accused of corruption and illegal possession of walkie-talkies. His trial has begun for violating coronavirus restrictions during the pre-election campaign. If convicted, he could face decades in jail. The United Nations has called on Myanmar’s military government to release him.
Unrest has erupted in Myanmar since the February coup, sparking nationwide protests and deadly crackdowns on dissent. Thousands of people, including several journalists, have been detained since the coup.
Meanwhile, the country’s military says Suu Kyi is being held but is not being treated badly. In an interview with the BBC, Myanmar’s army spokesman General J Min Tun said Suu Kyi was in good health.
Major General J Min Tun claims that Suu Kyi is well. “Even though we took him (Suu Kyi) prisoner, we allowed her to stay at home with her family,” he said. He is under house arrest. ‘