The regime responded angrily to international condemnation of the executions, including from regional bloc ASEAN.
Defying international calls for death sentences against Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw and two others to be dropped, the junta vowed to proceed with their executions.
Political commentator Naing Khit explains why the junta wants to execute leading activists Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw, and what to expect if the executions proceed.
The regime expressed ‘indignation’ after the French Embassy called it ‘illegitimate’ in a statement condemning the junta’s planned execution of detained opponents.
21 people involved in resistance against the regime received death sentences from military tribunals, while another 29 were given life in prison.