Pleas for help as Myanmar awaits high-profile executions

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(Reuters) – The wife of pro-democracy figure Kyaw Min Yu, sentenced to be executed on the orders of Myanmar’s ruling generals, says that if her husband dies he will take with him the beliefs he has carried throughout a life spent fighting dictatorship. Kyaw Min Yu, better known as Jimmy, and former lawmaker and hip-hop artist Phyo Zeya Thaw are set to be the first people since 1988 to be executed judicially in Myanmar. They were sentenced to death in January for treason and terrorism in a closed-doors trial, accused of helping militias to fight the army that seized power last year and unleashe…

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