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Former leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty Thursday in another criminal case by a court in military-run Myanmar.

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Australian economist Sean Turnell was given a three-year prison sentence for breaking Myanmar's official secrets law.

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Stated that Suu Kyi was given a three-year term after being tried and found guilty with Turnell under the secrets law.

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Three other members of her cabinet were convicted guilty and each received a three-year term.

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Suu Kyi, who was imprisoned in the nation's capital Naypyitaw on February 1, 2021, after the army overthrew her elected administration.

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He was detained by security agents five days after the military took control of the country in a hotel in Yangon, the largest city, while he awaited a ride to the airport.

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Less than a month before to his arrest, he had returned to Myanmar from Australia to begin a new job as a special consultant to Suu Kyi. 

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He has been residing in Naypyitaw for a number of years as the director of the Myanmar Development Institute.

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Based on documents obtained from him, he was accused with Suu Kyi and the three former Cabinet members. 

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State television reported last year that Turnell had access to "sensitive state financial information" and had attempted to leave the country,the specifics of their infraction have not been made public.

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Turnell and Suu Kyi refuted the accusations during their defense testimony during the August trial.

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An organization that monitors human rights claims that 15,683 people have been jailed in Myanmar on political grounds since the military took power, with 12,540 of them still being held. 

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According to the group, security forces have murdered at least 2,324 people within the same time span, though the actual figure is likely much higher.