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Myanmar Junta Executes Prominent Pro-Democracy Activists

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Myanmar’s military junta executed two prominent pro-democracy activists and two other men over terrorism charges, local media reported on Monday.

Veteran democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Ko Jimmy, and former National League for Democracy lawmaker Phyo Zayar Thaw were executed, along with Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported, without giving a date.

According to Human Rights Watch, 114 people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar since the military seized power in a coup in February 2021.

CNN quoting junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun, reported that both Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zayar Thaw were accused by the military of being “involved in terrorist acts such as explosion attacks, killing of civilians as informants,”

They were sentenced to death in January 2022, and last month Zaw Min Tun confirmed their appeals had been denied.

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