Myanmar military defends execution of activists as global outcry grows
THE country’s ruling military has defended its execution of four democracy activists as “justice for the people”, brushing off a deluge of international condemnation, including from its closest neighbours.
Myanmar junta defiant as fury grows over execution of activists
Myanmar’s military junta struck a defiant tone after executing four pro-democracy activists days earlier, stating that it would not hesitate to repeat the actions, while the United States called on China to exert more political pressure on its neighbour.
Execution of 4 activists by junta puts peace in Myanmar further out of reach
The execution of former student leader Ko Jimmy and three other democracy activists by Myanmar’s junta could become a serious obstacle to resolving the country’s political crisis, analysts and observers said Tuesday.The official Global New Light of Myanmar on Monday announced the executions of Ko Jimmy, whose real name is Kyaw Min Yu, former National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw, and activists Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Za…
Myanmar Executes Four Activists as Resistance to Military Government Grows
Human rights activists are sounding the alarm in Burma, where the military junta has executed four men imprisoned for their pro-democracy activism and opposing last year’s coup. It is the first series of reported executions in Burma in three decades. We speak to exiled Burmese dissident and human rights activist Maung Zarni, who says the international community should hold the Burmese regime accountable for its humanitarian crimes, especially in…