Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces new bribery charge in string of cases: State TV

Aung San Suu Kyi is featured on a placard during a protest against the military coup in Myanmar, as a person gives a three-fingered salute. PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Myanmar's military government announced a new bribery charge against deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday (Feb 3), the country's state broadcaster reported.

Nobel laureate Suu Kyi, 76, is on trial in nearly a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of at least 150 years in prison.

She has been already been sentenced to a total of six years detention for other cases.

A spokesman for Myanmar's military, which overthrew Suu Kyi's government in a coup last February, could not be reached for comment.

Lawyers for Suu Kyi, who have been barred from speaking about her cases, could also not be reached for comment.

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