On December 6, 2021, a Myanmar Court sentenced Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison (reduced to two years by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing). According to a UN press release, the court found Suu Kyi guilty of inciting dissent and breaking COVID-19 rules. The court also sentenced former Myanmar president Win Myint to imprisonment for the same charges.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet deplored the conviction and sentencing of Suu Kyi and requested her release. Bachelet said that the trial is politically motivated, with the military attempting to remove political opposition by instrumentalizing the courts. The European Union also strongly condemned the “politically motivated verdict,” and reiterated its calls for the release of political prisoners.