Myanmar court sentences Suu kyi and Australian economist to 3 years in jail -source

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(Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday sentenced deposed leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, to three years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both had been charged with violating the official secrets act and had pleaded not guilty. “Three years each, no hard labour,” said the source, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue. The sentencing took place in a closed court. Suu Kyi and several members of her economic team had been indicted for the same offence, which carries a maximum senten…

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