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Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

By Reuters and published by CNA MYANMAR’S military junta today (July 25) said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, sparking widespread condemnation. Sentenced to death in closed-door trials in January and April, the four men had been accused

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Myanmar democracy activists’ death sentences upheld, junta says

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report MYANMAR’S military government said on Friday (June 3) that appeals by two prominent democracy activists against their death sentences had been rejected, paving the way for the country’s first executions in decades. The government has received widespread condemnation abroad for ousting an elected government

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Democracy, LGBTQ activists stage downtown demonstration

  THE United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) groups staged a demonstration at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Nov. 28) to push for abolition of Criminal Code Section 112, or the lese majeste law, and obtain marriage equality, Matichon newspaper said. Booths were set up to collect

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Democracy summit snub due to poorly-implemented democratic rule: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND was not invited to a United States-hosted Summit for Democracy scheduled for next month apparently due to the country’s poorly-implemented democratic rule, said a noted critic today (Nov 26). Rangsit University’s Political and Development Research Centre director/former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn cited the Democracy Index compiled by The Economist

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