Eighteen people, including Aung San Suu Kyi, the head of Myanmar’s ousted civilian government, have been charged with rigging the 2020 general election. This information has been reported in the state media on Tuesday.
The country’s general election was held in November last year. A number of people, including Aung San Suu Kyi, former President Wu Win Mint, and the former head of the Election Commission, have been accused of vote-rigging and other illegal activities. In that election, Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, won a landslide victory.
According to a report by state media Global New Light Myanmar, the 16 have been accused of violating a number of electoral laws, including the names of voters over the age of 60 who do not have the right to vote in advance and those who do not have the right to vote.
On February 1, the military overthrew the civilian government of Myanmar and seized power. Suu Kyi was arrested at the time. Since then, several allegations have been made against Suu Kyi.
The military junta says it was necessary to seize power because of election fraud. Observers say the election was free and fair.
Myanmar has been ruled by the military for most of its independence. On the other hand, Aung San Suu Kyi, known as the country’s democratic leader, has been under house arrest for a long time. Suu Kyi is still living as a prisoner.
People from different walks of life have been protesting across the country since the week after the military took control of the country. But the military is in control of everything. So far 1,260 people have been killed in the army operation. Thousands more were detained.