Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

22/1/2022 7:06:00 PM
Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Suu Kyi's party to death

A Myanmar military tribunal sentenced a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted party to death for terror offences on Friday, the junta said, ramping up a crackdown on the toppled leader's party.

Junta opponents -- including allies of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy -- have gone into hiding across the country, and "People's Defence Forces" have sprung up across the country to take on the military.Phyo Zeyar Thaw, a member of the NLD arrested in November, was sentenced to death for offences under the anti-terrorism act, the junta statement said.

Prominent democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu -- better known as "Jimmy" -- received the same sentence from the military tribunal, the statement added, carrying pictures of both men.Their sentences were also read out on state media's nightly news.

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