The military junta in Myanmar executed four people, including top political activists, a spokesperson for the regime said on Monday.
Executions were carried out over the weekend, and the military regime denied bodies to their families, according to a local news website, adding that Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Jimmy, former lawmaker Phyo Zayar Thaw, Hla Myo Aung, and Aung Thura Zaw were arrested last year.
According to Myanmar’s Junta mouthpiece Global New Light, the four were charged of “brutal murdering cases” on March 14, 2021.
Kyaw Min Yu, 53, was a veteran of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising in the Buddhist-majority nation, while Phyo Zeya Thaw, a 41-year-old ally of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and National League for Democracy lawmaker, lost their appeals against the sentences in June, the website reported.
It is for the first time since the 1980s that Myanmar has carried out executions.