“The terrorist military does not have the right to control the judiciary as it is not a legitimate government. Furthermore, imposing the death penalty is contrary to international human rights principles”, asserted the NUG opposed to the military regime.
The national group staunchly opposed to the junta in Myanmar called the ‘National Unity Government’ (NUG) has severely criticised the current military regime for the imposition of “Death Penalty” against people, including the recent sentencing of seven students from Dagon University to death.
In a press note issued recently, the NUG recalled that on April 21, 2022, the military regime arrested seven young students from Dagon University: Maung Hein Thant, Maung Thiha Htet Zaw, Maung Thura Maung Maung, Maung Khant Linn Maung Maung, Maung KhantZin Win, Maung Thet Paing Oo, and Maung Zaw Linn Naing. They were sentenced to death by an illegitimate prison court on November 30″, 2022, said NUG.
Another four youth, Maung Min Htet Tha, Maung Wai Yan Zin, Maung Thu Htoo Aung, and Ko Phyo, had also been sentenced to death by the same prison court, informed NUG.
Terming the current regime as “terrorist military”, NUG said it violated people’s democratic rights by arbitrarily detaining those who oppose them through political means, committing extrajudicial killings, violating the political rights of people, passing judgment through biased courts, and infringing on the legal rights of people. At worst, they violate the people’s right to life by carrying out the inhumane death penalty
“The terrorist military does not have the right to control the judiciary as it is not a legitimate government. Furthermore, imposing the death penalty is contrary to international human rights principles”, asserted the NUG.
The NUG said that while the United Nations, ASEAN, and the international community have urged for the release of political prisoners, the terrorist military have challenged the entire world by sentencing death penalties on these young students. The terrorist military must be held accountable for committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
NUG vowed that actions will also be carried out to bring justice for the terrorist military’s unlawful execution of Ko Jimmy, Ko Phyo Zay Yar Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung, and Ko Aung Thura, which took place on July 25, 2022, as well as for the people who have suffered from the inhumane and brutal acts committed by the terrorist military group.
“We are gathering documentary proof on the nationwide killing and torture of people, workers, farmers, students, and teachers who have been involved in the Spring Revolution. We vow to seek justice and continue to fight against the military dictatorship until federal democracy is restored” said the joint statement issued by NUG’s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Affairs and Ministry of Human Rights.