“The shocking executions mark another sad day for Myanmar, showing that the junta’s utter disregard for the right to life knows no bounds. We condemn these executions, along with the extrajudicial killing of more than 2,000 civilians since February 2021.”
Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw were sentenced to death by a military court in January 2022 after being convicted of politically-motivated charges involving explosives, bombings, and financing terrorism under the Anti-Terrorism Law. Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw were sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of a woman believed to act as an informer for the military in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township.
“By implementing the death penalty the junta gave the finger to ASEAN, whose chair had urged the military not to execute the four men. It’s time for ASEAN to use more stick and less carrot to end the junta’s murderous rule.”
Debbie Stothard, ALTSEAN-Burma Coordinator
FIDH, a founding member of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty (WCADP), reiterates its strong opposition to the death penalty for all crimes and in all circumstances.
Ms. Eva Canan (Paris): +33648059157 / [email protected]