A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison Thursday for violating the country’s secrets act, according to people familiar with the proceedings.
The exact nature of the charges against Suu Kyi and Turnell have not been made public. State television said last year that Turnell had access to “secret state financial information.”
The maximum sentence they faced was 14 years.
Turnell served as an adviser to Suu Kyi’s government and was detained days after the February 2021 coup.
Suu Kyi was convicted in multiple earlier cases and given sentences totaling 20 years. She denied all the allegations against her.
Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.