A special court set up by Myanmar's military on Monday sentenced the nation's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six more years in prison over additional corruption charges, local media reported.

Since the military ousted her democratically elected government in a February 2021 coup and put her under house arrest, Suu Kyi, who is being held in a jail in the country's administrative capital Naypyitaw, has been on trial on over a dozen criminal charges.

The 77-year-old Nobel Peace laureate and icon of opposition to Myanmar's military rule has already been convicted of some of the charges, being sentenced to a combined jail term of 11 years.

The latest ruling brings her total prison sentence to 17 years. If she is convicted of all charges, Suu Kyi could face over 150 years of jail time. Her supporters say the charges against her, all of which she denies, are politically motivated.

Suu Kyi's earlier convictions are for incitement, violation of novel coronavirus regulations and illegal import of walkie-talkies.

The military has also accused her of receiving $600,000 worth of gold bars and cash from a subordinate.

Her trial has been conducted behind closed doors. Authorities have told her lawyers not to discuss it publicly.

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