Can international pressure stop capital punishment in Myanmar? | Inside Story

The execution of four prominent pro-democracy activists in Myanmar has sparked anger in the country and abroad.
The military junta - which took power in a coup last year - had accued the men of conspriring to commit acts of terror.
The activists, including several high profile opposition figures - were processed through military courts.
As a response, protesters in Thailand besieged Myanmar's embassy in Bangkok - while the U.S. and the UN condemned the killings.

So, can international pressure stop such killings?
And what are the chances of Myanmar returning to democracy?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Minka Nijhuis - Freelance Journalist and Author. She knew two of the activists who were executed, Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zeya, and has covered their journey extensively.

Wai Hnin - Campaigns Officer at Burma Campaign UK and daughter of Mya Aye, one of the 88 Generation Student leaders.

Helene Maria Kyed - Senior Researcher focussing on justice and security in Myanmar at the Danish Institute for International Studies.

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