Burmese junta executes pro-democracy activists

Lindsey Hilsum:

Nevertheless, a few brave protesters took to the streets of Yangon today with banners saying ‘We will never be afraid’ and filmed themselves, so the world can see, not even the prospect of execution will frighten them. not.

Last February, after Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide election victory, the military staged a coup. She is now in jail. After soldiers suppressed numerous protests, many activists fled into exile and others into the bush.

Today, peaceful resistance has turned into armed rebellion. They are called the People’s Defense Forces. Never-before-seen footage shows a graduation ceremony for new fighters in central Myanmar. An army helicopter launches an airstrike, and the recruits and film crew must take cover.

The army also launched air and ground attacks against villages. There are numerous reports of civilians injured and killed by Myanmar soldiers. It is a cruel and rarely seen civil war.

Today’s executions are a sign of how cruel this is going to get.


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