The same military that killed student activist Ma Win Maw Oo in 1988 hanged her contemporary, Ko Jimmy, in July. Today’s anti-junta resistance has inherited their spirit.
The disastrous events triggered by the coup have convinced Myanmar’s people there can be no place for the current military institution in their country’s future.
A year after the election that should have seen them take up seats in Parliament, NLD MPs said they will never yield to the junta’s campaign of terror against them.
Almost all of the high-profile cases since independence have involved persecution by the military, or the trial of someone trying to kill a military dictator.