May 16, 2021

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Myanmar military television reported that 19 people were sentenced to death by a military court for killing an army captain’s adjutant

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On Friday, people in Mandalay, Myanmar, still held anti-coup demonstrations. (AFP)

The Myanmar military has promised to hold general elections within two years. This is the first time the country’s military has given a timetable for the process of returning to democracy.

Reuters reported that the Myanmar military said on Friday (9th) that anti-coup demonstrations have gradually decreased, saying that the people all want peace.

On the same day, Myanmar military television reported that 19 people were sentenced to death by a military court for killing an army captain’s adjutant. This is the first death sentence issued by the Myanmar military since the anti-coup demonstrations broke out.

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Myawaddy TV in Myanmar said that the murder occurred on March 27 in the North Okkalapa district of Yangon. The military has imposed martial law in the area, and the case has therefore been handed over to a military court for trial.

According to eyewitnesses and local media, at least 10 people in Bago, about 65 kilometers from Yangon, were killed by security forces on Friday.

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