Czech foreign minister expresses deep shock over execution of dissidents in Myanmar

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has said he is deeply shocked by the execution of four dissidents by the Myanmar junta. They lost their lives in the fight for freedom, Lipavský wrote on Twitter. Once again, we witness that in some countries people have to fight for and defend democracy with their lives, the Czech foreign minister wrote. The Czech Republic has long been a staunch supporter of Myanmar’s democracy movement. Among those executed are a leader of the NLD who was close to Aung San Suu Kyi, and a veteran of Myanmar’s democracy movement. This is the first time in 25 years that the country has executed political prisoners.