International lawyers want Burma to lift the death penalty imposed on the two men who murdered a human rights lawyer.

U Ko Ni — a former adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s state counsellor and de facto leader — was shot in broad daylight at Yangon International Airport in January 2017. Governments and human rights groups demanded that his killers be brought to justice and police quickly arrested two men, who were found guilty of Ni’s murder and sentenced to death.

Now the International Bar Association’s human rights institute has raised concerned that the death penalty announced by the Northern district court in Rangoon amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, contrary to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention…