Yangon, July (29)

Since the military council has executed pro-democracy activists, the Spring Revolution may accelerate and intensify, and the peace talks have fallen into darkness, political analysts said.

The military council announced on July 25 that the punishment for the democracy activists-Ko Jimme, Ko Phyo Zeyar Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura Zaw-has been conducted under the prison’s procedure.

In addition, at the military council’s press conference held on July 26, General Zaw Min Tun, the junta spokesman, said that the news that the four were executed was true and that they deserved to be sentenced to death multiple times.

U Than Soe Naing, a political analyst, commented, “In recent days, Myanmar’s Spring Revolution movement will become more intense, I believe. Under these conditions, I don’t think any force will hold peace talks with the military council. Therefore, the death penalty can only increase the acceleration of the Spring Revolution, and the prospect of peace has weakened”.

The junta executed pro-democracy activists despite the objections from the international community and ASEAN special envoy.

In retaliation for the executions, the Spring Revolution forces are preparing to ramp up operations as part of “Zeya Thaw Mission” against the military council across the country,

Dr. Sai Kyi Zin Soe, a political analyst, also criticized the death penalty as destroying dialogue to resolve political conflicts and only increasing resentment.

The National Unity Government (NUG) and the seven groups of the Federal Democratic Forces also issued a statement on July 26 that the military council’s execution was not consistent with existing legal procedures and was simply a terrorist murder.

In addition, in response to the death penalty, with the active participation of the entire public, the NUG announced that it will fight the military council with all possible means on all fronts of politics, military, diplomacy, and administration.

Colonel Saw Kyaw Nyunt, the spokesman for the Peace Process Steering Committee (PPST) group, said that due to the death penalty, there could be harm to the implementation of an inclusive political dialogue with more crises.

News – Than Lwin Times

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