Myanmar’s military junta announced on Monday that it has executed two top political dissidents—Ko Jimmy, 52, a veteran of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, and Phyo Zayar Thaw, 41, a former National League for Democracy MP—and two others, Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw, who were executed for allegedly murdering military informants according to military’s spokeperson. They had been charged under the Counter-Terrorism Law and faced this end. As this news appeared by the Breaking News this morning, the people reacted with anger and mourning on the social medias condemning this evil act. The Deputy Minister of NUG governement in an interview responded, “this is an unforgivable act, and they must be held responsible for it.”
“The council’s statement on the execution of the political prisoners violates domestic, and international law, and is a blatant attempt to audaciously murder and strong urged all at UN, ASEAN and other international actors to take a concrete stand and put political pressure to halt the unjustified excutions” demanded by the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) days before this execution.
Since the beginning of the coup, the junta council has been killing people across the country, burning towns and villages, as well as looting and stealing belongings of the people every day.
Let’s pray that God will comfort the families of those who were executed.
Pray that God will intervene with His justice and peace.
Pray that God will deliver Myanmar from this darkest moment quickly.