Muslim Lawyer Murder

Myanmar court sentences two to death

16 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

YANGON: Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after a drawn-out trial backlit by allegations of impunity with a main suspect still at large, reports AFP.

Ko Ni, whose work and faith made him a target of hate speech online by Buddhist nationalists, was shot in the head at point blank range outside Yangon airport in January 2017, while holding his infant grandson.

The brazen daytime murder shocked the country and came about eight months after civilian leader Suu Kyi’s administration entered office.