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India on Thursday expressed concern over the recent executions of pro-democracy activists in Myanmar, which has led to widespread criticism of the country’s military junta from the international community, Trend reports quoting ThePrint.
“We have noted the developments in Myanmar with deep concern,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi said of the execution of four democracy activists by the ruling Myanmar junta. Myanmar.
Addressing a press briefing today, Bagchi said: “As a neighboring country, we have always stressed the need for a peaceful resolution of the problem (in Myanmar). The rule of law and the democratic process must be maintained. “As a friend of the people of Myanmar, we will continue to support Myanmar’s return to democracy and stability,” he added.
Myanmar’s military junta on Monday announced the execution of four men in the country’s first death sentences in more than three decades.
“The execution of four men by the Burmese junta was an act of utter cruelty,” said Elaine Pearson, acting Asia director at Human Rights Watch. military trials. This horrific news was compounded by the junta’s failure to notify the families of the men, who learned of the executions from the junta’s media.
The volatile situation in Myanmar following the February 1, 2021 coup has increased armed conflict and resulting population displacement within and across borders, according to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The United States has condemned the Myanmar military’s execution of four pro-democracy leaders and elected officials for exercising their basic freedoms.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday condemned Myanmar’s military regime’s execution of four pro-democracy activists and elected leaders.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the executions by Myanmar’s military regime of pro-democracy activists and elected leaders Ko Jimmy, Phyo Zeya Thaw, Hla Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw for exercising their fundamental freedoms “Blinken said in a statement. statement.
“These reprehensible acts of violence illustrate once again the regime’s utter disregard for human rights and the rule of law. Since the February 2021 coup, the regime has perpetuated violence against its own people, killing more than 2,100 people, displacing more than 700,000 people and detaining thousands of innocent people, including members of civil society and journalists,” he added.
According to Blinken, the regime’s sham trials and executions are blatant attempts to extinguish democracy; these actions will never extinguish the spirit of the brave people of Myanmar.
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