Myanmar junta to sell Suu Kyi’s home

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Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to reporters at her home after a meeting with Derek Mitchell (left), US special envoy to Myanmar, in Yangon on March 14, 2012. (Reuters File Photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to reporters at her home after a gathering with Derek Mitchell (left), US particular envoy to Myanmar, in Yangon on March 14, 2012. (Reuters File Photo)

Myanmar’s Supreme Court has ordered the sale of Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in Yangon, in a ruling issued one week earlier than the third anniversary of her imprisonment by a army junta, in accordance to native media reviews.

A ground value of US$90 million has been set for the public sale to be held on March 20, The Irrawaddy, an unbiased information portal, mentioned.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s legal professionals have to date been unable to meet with the imprisoned chief to seek the advice of together with her concerning the ruling.

The 78-year-old former state councilor was arrested on the day of the army coup on February 1, 2021, and subsequently sentenced to a complete of 33 years in jail on numerous prices that his supporters say have been politically motivated.

Her sentence was later diminished to a complete of 27 years and appeals are ongoing. The Supreme Court in October final yr rejected an enchantment on six convictions however the standing of different instances is unknown.

Most of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s time was spent in solitary confinement in Nay Pyi Taw Prison, native sources say.

Former Thai international minister Don Pramudwinai met Aung San Suu Kyi in July final yr. He is believed to be the one international envoy to have met her since her detention.

The lakeside villa in Yangon is the place Aung San Suu Kyi was held underneath home arrest for 15 years by the earlier army regime. The property is the supply of a household dispute between the previous chief and her older brother who’ve been estranged for a few years. In 2000, whereas she was underneath home arrest, Aung San Oo sued her, claiming that the home was his. The Irrawaddy reported.

The courts threw out U Aung San Oo’s authentic case, however he filed a brand new swimsuit claiming joint possession of the property. In 2016, a courtroom in Yangon dominated that Aung San Suu Kyi owned the two-story constructing and half the land, whereas one other constructing on the property and the remainder of the land belonged to her brother.

In January 2019, Aung San Oo appealed to the Supreme Court, petitioning for the public sale of the residence and a share of the proceeds. The junta-controlled Supreme Court lastly dominated in his favor on Thursday.

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