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Opinion Even by the Myanmar junta’s standards these four executions are cruel

Myanmar military junta executed four people accused of murdering a woman they believed to be an informant for the regime. U.S. and other democracies rightly condemned the executions; they have sanctions in place, but those can be toughened. These are the first executions of any kind in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for more than 30 years. The military regime has faced a national uprising, both armed and civil, since the coup and has not hesitated to kill as part of its counterinsurgency campaign. Still, the latest executions add to the already high level of terror, writes U.N. writer Andrew Keen. Keen: With Hun Sen rebuffed, ASEAN members face a special responsibility to respond