Nearly 190 civilians arrested, 9 killed in Tanintharyi in a month

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Tanintharyi, 13 August

Myanmar ‘s mlitary detained 186 civilians and killed nine in Tanintharyi in July alone, reported a research group, FE5 Tanintharyi.

Civilians were arrested as human shields during the regime’s invasion, abducted as porters, and accused of providing support to the members of the People’s Defense Forces (PDFs).

The military council arrested 186 people, 163 of whom were released; nevertheless, 23 people remain in custody, and several locals have gone missing with no trace.

Nine people were killed in July, two of whom were killed by regime troops, two others accused of being informants were killed by local defense forces, and no group claimed responsibility for the remaining five deaths.

Fighting has raged in Tanintharyi Region’s nine townships, except Kawthaung, forcing 36,000 civilians to flee their homes.

In the midst of the conflict, Tanintharyi residents are experiencing obstacles caused by economic and social deterioration, as well as increasing commodity costs, according to FE5 Tanintharyi.

News-Than Lwin Times

Photo-CJ (people displaced by junta’s invasion in Tanintharyi)

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