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Jul 26

BWI condemns Mynmar executions

The Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI), representing 12 million workers worldwide, has condemned the military junta of Myanmar for the brutal execution of four democracy activists who were accused of “terror acts.”

BWI extends its deepest condolences and solidarity to the families, comrades and friends of Kyaw Min Yu, Phyo Zeya Thaw, Hia Myo Aung and Aung Thura Zaw. They were sentenced to death in a closed-door trial that rights groups have criticised as being unjust. The executions mark the first use of capital punishment in the Southeast Asian country in decades.

BWI joins the international community in condemning violence against the Myanmar people’s right to life and political and civil liberties. They call on the global community, especially the international trade union movement, to act swiftly and purposively against the military junta’s latest act of brutality. To read the full statement click here

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