More than 340 women killed since Myanmar coup

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Yangon, November (5)

More than 344 women were killed nationwide from February coup last year to the end of October this year, according the data released by Women’s League of Burma (WLB) and Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP).

According to the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), more than 2,630 women were arrested, of whom 227 were sentenced to prison terms since the coup.

Among those detained, 9 women were sentenced to death, and 11 others were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) said, the regime members also use sexual assault against women as a weapon of war and engage in it in every region they invade with military columns.

In August, it is reported that soldiers from a column that invaded villages in Sagaing Region raped seven local women, including one with mental health problems.

According to the statement of the WLB, there have been reports of sexual assault against women in other areas invaded by the military troops.

After the military takeover, the military council has placed various charges on the women involved in the anti-dictatorship movements, arresting and detaining them, and the soldiers are also committing sexual violence against women.

On the other side, some women who oppose the military dictatorship go to liberated areas to receive combat training and take up arms to resist the regime forces.

News – Than Lwin Times 

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