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Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint prison sentences reduced

FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint have been granted partial pardons on Aug. 1. The two jailed leaders were arrested during the military coup on Feb. 1, 2021. Aung San Suu Kyi, 78, had five of her 19 convictions dropped, reducing her 33 year sentence to 27 years in prison. She has been transferred to house arrest. Win Myint, 71, had two out of eight convictions dropped. His total sentence will be reduced from 12 to eight years in prison. Read more here.

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