Four democracy activists have been executed by Myanmar’s military in what is believed to be the first use of capital punishment in decades.
Former lawmaker PHYO ZEYA THAW, writer and activist KO JIMMY, HLA MYO AUNG and AUNG THURA ZAW were accused of committing “terror acts”.
Meanwhile, the executions, which were first announced by the military in June, drew international condemnation.
The shadow National Unity Government of Myanmar, which was formed in opposition to the coup, condemned the killings, saying they were “extremely shocked and saddened”.
It could be recalled that the junta overthrew the democratically elected government led by National League for Democracy’s AUNG SAN SUU KYI in February last year, sparking huge protests which were swiftly crushed.