EU and UN criticise conviction of Myanmar’s political leader

The EU and the UN have voiced condemnation of the trial and prison term of the previous political leader of Myanmar as politically-motivated proceedings, Belgian news portal EurActiv reports.
The South-East Asian country is controlled by a military regime since February 2021. Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Monday sentenced to four years of prison for incitement and violating epidemiological restrictions.
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«The European Union reiterates its urgent calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners as well as all those arbitrarily detained since the coup,» the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, noted in a statement.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights used stronger language to criticise the conviction. «The conviction of the State Counsellor following a sham trial in secretive proceedings before a military-controlled court is nothing but politically motivated,» Michelle Bachelet evaluated.