Myanmar military moves Aung San Suu Kyi to prison

The Myanmar military has moved the country's ousted de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi from a secret detention location to a prison in the capital Naypyitaw.

A spokesperson for the military's governing council, Zaw Min Tun, said in a statement on Thursday that in accordance with criminal laws, Aung San Suu Kyi has been kept in solitary confinement in prison since Wednesday.

Aung San Suu Kyi was detained on February 1 last year when the military seized power from her elected government.

The Nobel peace laureate has been charged with about 20 criminal offences. She has been found guilty on six charges, including corruption and illegally importing walkie-talkies. Her prison term totals 11 years so far.

The military says her hearings will be held at a new special court in the Naypyitaw prison.

Pro-democracy groups and the international community have criticized the military, saying that arbitrary trials are being conducted under extremely unfavorable conditions for the defendant. Aung San Suu Kyi's imprisonment is expected to draw further criticism.