tirsdag 30. mars 2021

Myanmar Soldiers Burn Man Alive in Weekend Orgy of Junta Violence

Security forces in Myanmar unleashed machine guns and grenades on protesters Sunday, a day after the army’s slaughter of more than 100 protesters sparked demands for international action and marauding troops n Mandalay burned a night watchman alive while shooting at people who tried to help him.

The fallout from eight weeks of increasingly violent army attacks on civilians since the Feb. 1 military takeover spilled across the border into Thailand, where 3,000 villagers in southeastern Karen state fled after air attacks by the army killed three in a district controlled by an ethnic armed group, aid groups said.

The 13 deaths in Yangon, Sagaing, Mandalay and other regions–following Saturday’s killing of 114 people, including six children–pushed the death toll since the coup to over 450 people, as international condemnation poured in along with calls for action to halt the violence. “We urge the Myanmar Armed Forces to cease violence and work to restore respect and credibility with the people of Myanmar that it has lost through its actions,” said a statement by the defense chiefs of Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Britain, and the United States.