Myanmar: Military government surrounded by execution of political prisoners, worldwide condemnation

Myanmar: Military government surrounded by execution of political prisoners, worldwide condemnation

Highlights

In February 2021, the army seized power by overthrowing.
The army government is accused of causing unjustified murder.
The army on Monday sentenced four political prisoners to death.

Bangkok. Protests against the execution of four political prisoners in Myanmar intensified on Tuesday and were strongly condemned by governments around the world. The military-led government in Myanmar on Monday informed about the execution of political prisoners. The country has been officially hanged for the first time in decades. The military overthrew the government of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021 and has since been accused of carrying out extra-judicial killings of thousands of people.

“We believe this is a crime against humanity,” Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said in a press briefing with UN Special Envoy on Myanmar Noelin Hejer in Kuala Lumpur. He said the issue of execution of political prisoners in Myanmar would be discussed in the upcoming meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This meeting is to be held in Cambodia in the next one week.

Myanmar is also part of the influential ASEAN grouping. The group agreed to a five-point plan on Myanmar last year and is trying to implement it. Under this, dialogue between all concerned parties, provision of humanitarian aid, immediate stop of violence and special envoy to meet all parties. Abdullah said that it appears that the junta rulers of Myanmar are making fun of the five-point process.

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok demonstrated outside Myanmar’s embassy. They raised slogans and waved flags despite heavy rain. One of the protesters said that dictators are using their power arbitrarily. Myanmar’s government announced on Monday that it had executed a former National League for Democracy (NLD) MP, a pro-democracy activist and two others in connection with violence that broke out after the military seized power last year. . Among them is Phyo Jeya Thaw, 41, who was a former member of Suu Kyi’s party. Member of parliament Huh.

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaiah Mahuta said, “Myanmar’s military rule has been barbaric. New Zealand strongly condemns this.” At the same time, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said, ‘She is ‘shocked’ by the execution of political prisoners. Australia opposes the death penalty for any person under all circumstances. Earlier, the European Union, Japan, Britain, the US, Canada, Norway and South Korea have also condemned the execution of political prisoners in Myanmar in a joint statement.

ASEAN also condemned it, saying it was a setback for its efforts to negotiate a dialogue between the military leadership and its opponents. “We call on all parties concerned to immediately refrain from actions that exacerbate the crisis, hinder peace talks between all parties and threaten the peace, security and stability of not only Myanmar’s but the region as a whole,” the organization said. put in danger.”

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