15 residents in Hnit Karen village arrested for allegedly being involved with PDFs

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Ye, July (5)

The military council arrested 15 citizens in Hnit Karen village in Mon State’s Ye Township on suspicion of having ties to members of the People’s Defense Force (PDF), locals told Than Lwin Times.

After the attack on the Hnit Kare police station, the junta army stationed at the monastery in Hnit Karen village has been arresting local residents every other day.

Twelve young men and women, aged 20 to 40, were arrested and they are ordinary villagers who make a living by gardening and farming.

Some of those arrested were held in custody by the junta army at the monastery of Hnit Karen village, and some were sent to Thanbyuzayet police station.

According to a local, family members of those arrested in the village were permitted to deliver food but not to meet in person, while the arrestees at the police station weren’t allowed to see their family members at all.

Since the junta army has been stationed in Hnit Karen village and arrested the locals, half of the locals have fled, and most of them have moved to Ye and Mawlamyine.

On June 25, one policeman was killed and one junta soldier was injured when KNLA joint forces attacked regime troops and police stationed at Hnit Karen police station.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo: Myo Thet

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