At First Executions in Decades, Myanmar Military Junta Kills Four Democracy Activists

Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s Commander-in-chief of the armed forces and current leader of the country Mikhail Frolov on Wikimedia Commons

The ruling military junta of Myanmar has executed four prisoners in the first use of capital punishment by the country in more than three decades. Among the men executed are rapper and former lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw, as well as the democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu. In January they were sentenced to death following closed trials in which they were…

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Charles Beuck

Charles Beuck

Charles writes on art, history, politics, travel, fantasy, science fiction, poetry. BA in Psychology, MA, PhD in Political Science.