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World News: Detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi handed additional 6-year prison sentence Updated: 2022-08-16 10:27:39 KST

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In Myanmar the country's ousted leader has been handed an additional jail term.
In a court ruling on Monday, former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted on further corruption charges. The decision by the military-controlled court adds 6 years on top of her 11-year sentence.
The closed-door trial dealt with 4 corruption cases, which alleged the deposed leader rented public land below market value, and that she used charity donations to build a house. She was given a sentence of three years for each offence, with three of those terms being served concurrently. Suu Kyi and her co-defendants plan to appeal the sentence.
According to analysts, Myanmar's military junta has been charging Suu Kyi with these numerous allegations in an attempt to legitimize their power grab in February 2021.

A week after presidential elections were held in Kenya, a new president-elect has been declared, with Deputy President William Ruto named the country's new leader on Monday.
The tight election race saw Ruto pull ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga, with 50.49-percent of the vote.
However, the result was not without controversy as 3 of the country's 7 senior election officials have disputed the outcome.
They say the vote counting process was not transparent enough and have cited vote-rigging allegations.
The situation has led to fears of violence similar to what was seen in 2007 and 2017 following presidential election results, and follows reports of 3 election officials being injured before the announcement.
55-year-old Ruto ran on a platform addressing class divisions, and a pledge to reward low-income "hustlers".

Five Europeans captured while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces face trial in a court backed by pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk.
According to Russian media on Monday, they are accused of being mercenaries under the laws of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
Three of the accused: Briton John Harding, Croat Vjekoslav Prebeg and Swede Mathias Gustafsson could face the death penalty.
All five have pleaded not guilty.
Reports say the court has slated the next hearing for October.
This follows a similar court case in June, where the DPR's supreme court sentenced two Britons and a Moroccan to death on charges of being mercenaries.

Russia's space agency Roscosmos has revealed a new model of what its independent space station will look like.
The model, called "ROSS" was unveiled at a military-industrial exhibition on Monday.
It reaffirms Russia's intention to leave the International Space Station by 2024.
Newly appointed Roscosmos head, Yuri Borisov, said that the new station will be sent up into orbit in two phases and that it would provide a wider observable view of Earth for Russian cosmonauts.

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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