Nikkei Asia Review quoted a report by Myanmar State Television on the evening of the 9th that a military court in Myanmar sentenced 19 people to death for killing one soldier and injuring another soldier. Nikkei Asia Review said that this move is considered to be the first time that the Myanmar military junta has used the death penalty since it announced martial law last month.\
The above-mentioned defendants were reportedly accused of attacking the above-mentioned two soldiers and others with knives and sticks in the town of North Ocalapa in Yangon on March 27. It is also reported that they took a motorcycle and a gun from the attackers.
According to Myanmar’s state media, the above-mentioned case was sentenced on Thursday (8th). Of the 19 people on trial, 17 are still at large and on the wanted list. According to Nikkei Asia Review, serious crimes are brought to military courts in martial law areas of Yangon, including North Ocalapa.
It is worth noting that Myanmar has not carried out the death penalty in 30 years.