US urges China to increase pressure on Myanmar after execution of democracy activists

US says no country ‘has the potential to influence’ Myanmar’s trajectory than China

Sravasti Dasgupta
Wednesday 27 July 2022 10:58 BST
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Myanmar junta condemned for execution of 4 democracy activists

The US has called on China to condemn Myanmar after it executed four pro-democracy activists, including a former lawmaker from ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, in the country’s first use of capital punishment in more than three decades.

At a press briefing on Monday, state department spokesperson Ned Price said the US would call on other countries to condemn the actions of Myanmar’s junta.

“We have discussed the goal of putting Burma [Myanmar] back on the path to democracy with virtually all of our allies and partners in the region,” he said.

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