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Myanmar Junta Tribunals ramps up death sentences over anti-junta activist

Yangon – Myanmar military junta’s propaganda TV has announced yesterday the death penalty sentence over the anti-junta political activists – Phyo Zeyar Thaw and Kyaw Min Yuh (aka) Jimmy, who are both well-known public figures in the country, January 21 2022. 

Myanmar military junta has accused the two political activists of having a connection with National Unity Government (NUG) and Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) and sentencing them under Section 49 (a) and 50 (i) of the Penal Code. 

Mr Ko Jimmy was a former political prisoner and active member of the 88 generation, which derived from 1988 Students’ Uprising against the military regime, was Parliamentary Member elected in 2015 and served a full one term. 

Mr Zeyar Thaw was re-elected as Parliamentary Member in the 2020 election. Both participated in the election representing National League for Democracy (NLD). 

Mr Zeyar Thaw was arrested by the junta security forces on November 18 2021, in Dagon Seihkan Township, whereas Mr Jimmy was arrested on October 24 2021, in Dagon Myo Thit Township. 

Myanmar military junta’s Tribunals has dramatically increased sentencing the anti-junta political activists to death in recent time. So far, a total of 82 have been sentenced to death, in person and absentia, according to Assistance Association Political Prisoners (AAPP). 

As of January 21, Myanmar junta has killed 1488 and detained 8716 following the February 01 coup in 2021, AAPP said.

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