January 21, 2022

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Cruel, Myanmar Army Accused of Burning 11 Residents Alive Before Shooting Dead

The Myanmar army has been accused of rounding up 11 people in a village in Myanmar before shooting and burning their bodies. The violent incident was revealed by local residents and media reports.

The burnt remains of a human body were found in a village in Sagaing. In the area there was heavy fighting between the security forces and the militia formed by the strong military opponents from February 1. When it was burned, the victim was still alive.

In the video footage, the incident of the body being burned was circulated on social media. The pictures were published by several media including the Myanmar news portal now.

A volunteer worker who asked not to be named said troops entered the village of Don Taw on Tuesday morning. The victim died around 11 am.

“The squad brutally killed anyone they could find,” the volunteer said. It did not explain whether the victim was a regular militia or a civilian member.

Myanmar has been in turmoil as the military toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government in February. Because this is a widespread protest. The People’s Defense Force (PDF) opposing the military junta was formed to confront the army.

Kyaw Wunna, a PDF member said troops arrived firing guns. Before being killed, 11 people were taken to fields near the village.

Another volunteer aid worker said about 3,000 people had fled from five villages in the area. They went into hiding, fearing more arrests and killings.

A relative said one of the dead, HTET KO, was a 22-year-old student. He was not a member of the militia and was unarmed.

“This is inhumane. I feel a deep pain in my heart,” his relative said. HTET KO tries to escape, but is injured by gunfire.

Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for Myanmar’s shadow government formed after the coup, accused the victims of having been whipped, tortured and burned alive. In posts on social media, he mentioned all the victims were men, aged 14.

“This horrific attack shows that the military does not value the sanctity of human life,” he said.

The Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a monitoring group cited by the United Nations, said more than 10,700 civilians had been detained. As many as 1,300 have been killed by security forces since the Myanmar military seized power.