Burmese and Thai youths held a rally at the Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Dec. 6 against the military council’s planned execution of seven student activists. Organizers gave speeches condemning the military council in Burmese, Thai, and English. “We the young Thai and Myanmar students and activists seriously requests to stop the violence and oppression of the Burmese people in the name of the death penalty,” one of the organizers said. A prayer and minute of silence was held at the end of the rally for the students. The student activists were handed death sentences on Nov. 30 on accusations of being involved in the killing of Lt. Colonel Saw Moe Win.