Four activists executed in Myanmar, including former member of parliament

11:18 26 July Kyiv, Ukraine

In Myanmar, where the military seized power, four social activists who fought for the democratic development of the country were executed.

It is reported by the BBC.

It is noted that four activists, including former Myanmar MP Phyo Zeya Toe, were sentenced to death during trials that took place behind closed doors.. All four were accused of preparing and committing terrorist acts.

Myanmar's state-run news agency Global News Light reported that the four men were executed because they "gave instructions and plotted to carry out cruel and inhuman acts of terrorism". At the same time, information about when and how the convicts were executed was not provided.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken condemned the death penalty in Myanmar.
"Such shameful acts of violence and repression cannot be tolerated.. We remain committed to the people of Burma and their efforts to restore Burma's path to democracy," he tweeted.
Tom Andrews, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, expressed outrage at the news of the execution of activists. He stressed that these actions of the military seized power in the country should be a turning point for the international community.

These executions were the first in Myanmar since 1988, according to the UN.. Previous executions in this country have been by hanging.