A file picture showing demonstrators carrying the portrait of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi. EFE/EPA/FILE/DIEGO AZUBEL

Myanmar junta relocates Suu Kyi from prison for possible house arrest

Bangkok, Jul 28 (EFE).- The Myanmar army has taken Aung San Suu Kyi, detained since the coup in February 2021, from prison and relocated her to a government building, sources close to the former leader confirmed to EFE on Friday.

Suu Kyi was “relocated” from a prison in the capital city of Naypyidaw to a military building, according to the sources, who asked not to be named.

The date of the transfer and the location of the building were not known.

This week, sources privy to the matter confirmed to EFE that the junta plans to keep Suu Kyi, the country’s former leader who was deposed by the military coup, under house arrest in Yangon.

However, the current military regime, led by Min Aung Hlaing, has not confirmed Suu Kyi’s possible house arrest.

Suu Kyi, who has only been seen once after the coup, has been sentenced to up to 33 years in prison.

The Nobel peace laureate had spent 15 years under house arrest in Yangon, during the previous military junta rule (1962-2011), before being released in 2012.

The overthrow of the Suu Kyi-led civilian government brought an end to a decade of democratic transition in the country, plunging it into a spiral of violence and semi-anarchy. EFE