Junta Arrests 235 Civilians from Tanintharyi Region in February

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March 14, 2024.

FE5 Tanintharyi, a research group, revealed that the Junta detained nearly 235 civilians in the Tanintharyi Region for a variety of reasons, in February.

A total of 235 individuals were apprehended, with 222 detained across Dawei, Thayetchaung, Launglon, and Yebyu townships, while 7 were arrested in Myeik township and 6 in Kawthaung.

Those arrested often ended up being forced into serving as human shields, as Junta troops entered villages or were forcibly taken along with military columns.

Tragically, some teachers who participated in the Civil Disobedi ence Movement (CDM) lost their lives during detention.

Out of the 235 individuals detained by the Junta troops, 206 were released, leaving 29 who were indicted on various charges.

Throughout February, 8 civilians were killed as a result of violence carried out by the Junta and allied armed groups, including killings, landmine incidents, shelling, and airstrikes.

As a consequence of the enforced conscription law by the Junta, many young individuals are choosing to migrate abroad or join resistance forces, further worsening labor shortages in the region.

FE5 Tanintharyi’s report also disclosed that over 48,800 individuals were displaced in February as fighting intensified in the Tanintharyi Region.

News – (Than Lwin Times)
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