Myanmar's military court handed down a second sentence to the country's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a series of cases in which she could eventually be sentenced to life in prison, the BBC reports.
Aung San Suu Kyi was accused of misusing funds from the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, which she established to promote education and health care. According to the court, the former Myanmar leader used the fund's money to build herself a house, and she also rented land belonging to the government at a reduced price.
Previously, Aung San Suu Kyi had already received four years in prison on a previous conviction, so her total prison sentence is now 10 years.
In total, Aung San Suu Kyi, a former opposition politician, famous human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and recent leader of Myanmar, faces 11 charges. She pleads not guilty. Her supporters believe the trial is politically motivated.
Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of corruption, violation of state secrets law and other offenses.
In December 2021, a Myanmar court sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison on charges of inciting sectarianism and violating covid restrictions imposed under the Disaster Management Act.