Aung San Suu Kyi moved from a Myanmar prison to house arrest due to heatwave

Aung San Suu Kyi Moved From A Myanmar Prison To House Arrest Due To Heatwave
The move has not yet been publicly announced in Myanmar. Photo: PA Images
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Associated Press Reporter

Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heatwave, the military government said.

Ms Suu Kyi (78) and Win Myint, the 72-year-old former president of her ousted government, were among the elderly and infirm prisoners moved from out of prison because of the severe heat, a military spokesperson told foreign media representatives late on Tuesday.


The move has not yet been publicly announced in Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s former president Win Myint (Aung Shine Oo/ AP File)

Ms Suu Kyi has been serving a 27-year prison term in the capital Naypyitaw for a variety of criminal convictions her supporters and rights groups say were fabricated for political reasons.


Win Myint was serving an eight-year prison sentence in Taungoo in Myanmar’s Bago region.

A nationwide conflict in Myanmar began after the army in 2021 ousted the elected government, imprisoned Ms Suu Kyi and began suppressing non-violent protests that sought a return to democratic rule.

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