The Myanmar People's Desire: Min Aung Hlaing Must Hang

By The Irrawaddy 1 August 2022

Coup maker Min Aung Hlaing has perpetrated more harm against Myanmar and its people than anyone in the country’s history.

He is guilty of crimes against humanity for the relentless extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torching of civilian properties and many other atrocities he has ordered since the coup last year, including the recent executions of four democracy activists.

For Myanmar’s people, who have been languishing for more than one year now in the social, political and economic catastrophes caused by Min Aung Hlaing, justice will not prevail until he is hanged.

If a referendum was taken to gauge public opinion on the issue, executing the murderer-in chief would undoubtedly earn a landslide YES vote from 99 percent  of the country’s more than 54 million people. We don’t think the number of people in the pro-regime camp would be more than 2 percent.

For his crimes against the Myanmar people, every citizen deserves the right to seek justice against Min Aung Hlaing and he would be sentenced to hang millions of times.

No one observing from outside should feel uneasy about the people’s determination. Please imagine yourself  in Myanmar people’s shoes a while to make sense of the suffering they endure every day under the regime.

Myanmar’s wickedest man must be tried and hanged for the lives he has brutally taken, the families he has shattered and the country he has utterly devastated over the past 17 months.

Only when he has been executed will freedom, equality and justice flourish again in Myanmar.

In their ongoing “righteous war” against the country’s military regime, Myanmar people want only this: the judicial hanging of the junta chief Min Aung Hlaing.

That’s the people’s desire, and only the righteous will win.

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