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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar tribunal sentences 19 to death for violence toward military

Defendants accused of killing one, injuring another tried under martial law

An anti-coup protester shows the three-fingered salute of resistance during a strike walk in Yangon on April 9.   © AP

BANGKOK -- A military tribunal in Myanmar has sentenced 19 people to death for killing a member of the military and wounding another, state television reported Friday night, in what is believed to be the junta's first use of the death penalty since declaring martial law last month.

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