The supreme court docket in army-ruled Myanmar has struck down an appeal from deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in opposition to a five-year jail sentence she was handed last 7 days on corruption charges.
“The enchantment was summarily rejected,” said a source with knowledge of the proceedings, including that the court dismissed the enchantment as soon as it was lodged without listening to arguments from either aspect.
The Nobel laureate had been located responsible very last 7 days, in the first of 11 corruption circumstances introduced in opposition to her.
Suu Kyi has been underneath household arrest on prices ranging from corruption to treason, and perhaps carrying a blended sentence of 190 many years, due to the fact the armed forces final yr overthrew an elected government that she experienced led.
The supreme court’s dismissal additional diminishes any opportunity of a political comeback for the long-time symbol of resistance versus the junta.