The US Embassy released a statement expressing grief over the loss of life after the military coup in Myanmar.
On July 24th, the US Embassy in Myanmar announced that the people of Burma share their grief over the loss of more than 3,800 lives due to the violence perpetrated by the authoritarian organization after the military coup in Myanmar.
A statement from the US Embassy in Myanmar to commemorate the first anniversary of the execution of Ko Jimmy, who opposed the military coup, U Phyo Zayar Thaw, Ko Hla Myo Aung, and Ko Aung Thura Zaw.
The U.S. government will continue to support the Burmese people who are eager to have their basic rights and freedoms, the statement said.
88-generation student leader U Kyaw Min Yu (B) U Jimmy and NLD Party member of parliament U Phyo Zayar Thaw were arrested by the military council in October and November 2021.
After that, the two were charged under Article 49 (a) of the Anti-Terrorism Act. 50 (i), 50 (j), and on January 21, 2022, the court-martial of the military council sentenced them to death.
On July 23, 2022, Ko Jimmy, U Phyo Zayar Thaw, Ko Aung Thura Zaw, and Ko Hla Myo Aung were hanged by the military council.
The National Unity Government (NUG), and the General Strike Coordinating Force (GSCB) held a commemorative ceremony online yesterday for those who were arrested and killed by the military council, including those four.