Myanmar's Suu Kyi face new charges of electoral fraud as date set for verdict

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  • Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends Invest Myanmar in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo

(Reuters) - Myanmar's military authorities on Tuesday announced detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be prosecuted for electoral fraud and abuse of power, preparing new charges as a judge set a date for delivering the first verdict in her trial.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi was one of 16 people, mostly former election commissioners, accused of involvement in "electoral processes, electoral fraud and lawless actions" some of which involved threatening local officials, according to Tuesday's announcement in state media.

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