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The new sentence handed down today by Myanmar's ruling military junta against Aung San Suu Kyi "represents an affront to justice," US State Department spokesman Ned Price said, as quoted by Agence France-Presse.

Price condemned the "unjust detention and sentence" of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was ousted by the military in a coup in February last year.

It is "an affront to justice and the rule of law," he said.

Suu Kyi, who was the de facto leader of Myanmar's democratically elected government ousted by the junta, has already been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Today it became clear that she will be in prison for another six years after she was found guilty in four new cases, BTA notes.

Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to another six years in prison on corruption charges




Aung San Suu Kyi