Burma: The military junta executes four prisoners, two of whom are opponents, the UN condemns
The death penalty had not been applied for more than thirty years in the country. © supplied by Franceinfo The military junta in power in Burma takes a new step in repression. The state media announced, Monday, July 25, the execution of four prisoners, including two opposition figures, without specifying on what date they took place. They had been convicted of "brutal and inhuman acts of terror", according to the global state newspaper New Light of Myanmar.
© Epa-Efe/Jeon Heon-Kyun of the South Korean Buddhist monks hold photos of pro-democracy of the Myanmar executed during a rally Against the government of Myanmar before the Myanmar Embassy in Seoul, July 28, 2022.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned on Friday July 29, 2022 the Burma ambassador to protest the execution of four political prisoners per junta military.
The Burma Ambassador to Paris was summoned on Friday July 29, 2022 by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest against the execution of four political prisoners by the military junta, AFP learned from diplomatic source.
Vives reactions after the execution of four opponents in Burma
The indignation aroused by the execution of four political prisoners by the military junta in power in Burma intensified in the country and abroad. View Ononews © Philip Fong/AFP demonstrations after the executive executive by the Burmese junta. The indignation aroused by the execution of four political prisoners by the military junta in power in Burma has intensified in the country and abroad.
"It was also recalled to the Burma Ambassador our appeal to the immediate cessation of the violence perpetrated by the Burmese military regime, the liberation of all arbitrarily detained persons since the coup in February 2021 and The implementation of a dialogue process including all stakeholders ”, we assert the same source.
4 executions denounced
The four executions announced on Monday, the first for decades in Burma, aroused convictions around the world, including Thursday of the UN Security Council.
The junta replied that these prisoners executed "deserved several death sentences" .
Among them were Phyo Zeya Thaw, 41, a pioneer in rap and former party deputy for the democracy of the former overturned civil leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, and Kyaw Min Yu, 53, a famous opponent of the military regime since the uprising of August 1988.
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