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‘Trying to intimidate her and her supporters’ – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to prison

‘Trying to intimidate her and her supporters’ – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to prison
  • Aung San Suu Kyi was moved to a prison.
  • The former Myanmar leader remained positive, said a source.
  • Her future trials will take place in the prison compound.

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi remained in strong spirits after being transferred from house arrest to prison, a source with knowledge of the case said on Thursday, and would “calmly” face her new solitary confinement.

Since being deposed in a 2021 coup, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic staff and her dog, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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The Nobel laureate, 77, left those premises only to attend hearings for her numerous trials in a junta court that could see her handed a prison sentence of more than 150 years.

On Wednesday she was transferred from house arrest to “solitary confinement in prison”, junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun said in a statement.

Her future trial hearings would take place inside a courtroom within the prison compound, he added.

‘Strong spirits’

Suu Kyi remained sanguine after the transfer, a source with knowledge of the case told AFP on Thursday.

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“She acts like before and is in strong spirits,” said the source, who requested anonymity. 

The source added:

She is used to facing any kind of situation calmly.

Another source with knowledge of the case said Suu Kyi’s domestic staff and her dog had not accompanied her when she was moved on Wednesday, and that security around the prison compound was “tighter than before”.

Suu Kyi will be provided with three female staff from inside the prison to look after her, said the source, without specifying whether they would be convicts or prison wardens.

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