Myanmar’s navy regime has sentenced seven males to demise within the Ayeyarwady area, residents of Pyapon township informed Radio Free Asia this weekend. The Pyapon courtroom handed down the sentences on Friday, sentencing one other seven males to as much as 55 years in jail within the nation’s southern delta.
The courtroom discovered Wunna Tun, San Linn San, Kyaw San Oo, Thura Phyo, Tun Tun Oo and Aung Moe Myint responsible of homicide. The junta accused them of killing two ladies who labored for the Pyapon Municipality Administrative Division and of being members of the native Folks’s Protection Drive, Black Dragon Drive Pyapon.
On lesser prices, the district decide discovered Hein Thu Lwin, Win Myat Thein Zaw, Kaung Sithu, Kyaw Ko Ko, Zaw Myint Thu, Kyaw Thura and Ye Zaw Htet responsible underneath counter-terrorism legal guidelines. Their prices included involvement in bombings and different terrorism-related actions. Their sentences ranged from 5 to 55 years in jail.
Authorities took the group to Pathein jail within the area’s capital and saved them remoted, sources near their households informed RFA.
“Yesterday, fifteen prisoners appeared in courtroom. Just one man was in a position to go away as a result of his order was improper,” mentioned an individual near the courtroom, who spoke on situation of anonymity for concern of reprisals. “Fourteen individuals had been convicted. The circumstances are the identical. They had been then despatched to Pathein jail. They’re being held in solitary confinement.”
However their enterprise shouldn’t be over, he added. Officers are nonetheless processing extra prices.
The group is without doubt one of the largest individuals sentenced to demise because the begin of the 2021 coup, a secret navy courtroom in Insein jail introduced seven pupil activists from Dagon College in Yangon imposed the demise penalty on the identical homicide cost the Ayeyarwady males face.
RFA’s calls to Ayeyarwady area junta spokesman Maung Maung Than went unanswered.
The Pyapon courtroom additionally sentenced three males to demise final month on prices of homicide as members of a Folks’s Protection Drive. The decide handed down the sentence on September 29 to Kyaw Moe Lwin and Win Htay, each from Bogale Municipality, and to Wai Yan Kyaw, Maubin Municipality.
4 residents of Bogale Municipality in Ayeyarwady Area, together with Zaw Win Tun, Naing Wai Linn, Min Thu Aung and Pyae Sone Phyo, had been sentenced to demise on September 4 for allegedly killing a neighborhood lady.
In response to the Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners, the regime has sentenced a complete of 156 individuals to demise because the coup.
Translated by RFA Burmese. Edited by Mike Firn.