Broad condemnation by the local and international communities on the junta took place following the military court announcement of death sentences for 10 people in early December. The list included university students who are under 25 for their alleged involvement in the shooting of a military informant, ex-military officer in April.
The Human Rights Watch Org reported that the military tribunals in Myanmar have sentenced 138 people to death since the February 2021 military coup, including 41 in absentia. Above all, the tragedy that these convictions resulted through unjust closed-door trials fell far short of international fair trial standards hurts the people deeply.
Death penalty has been frequently applied as a “political tool” by the junta to abolishing the opposition. “By resorting to use death sentences as a political tool to crush opposition, the military confirms its disdain for the efforts by ASEAN and the international community at large to end violence,” the U.N.’s human rights chief Volker Türk said in a statement following the incident.
Let’s come together with brokenness to seek God’s help for this failed justice system clinging on to his promises at Psalm 34:18 ‘’The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ‘’