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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison | News | DW


Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from house arrest to a prison in Naypyidaw, where she is being held in “solitary confinement,” the military said Thursday.

“It is confirmed that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was sent to the prison… in accordance with criminal laws,” military spokesperson Zaw Min Tun said in a statement, adding that the Nobel laureate is being “well treated.”

Suu Kyi faces 11 charges of corruption, each of which carries a possible sentence of up to 15 years, meaning she could be handed a prison sentence of more than 150 years.

Since her ousting in a coup last year, Suu Kyi, 77, had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in the capital Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic staff and her dog, according to sources with knowledge of…



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