Myanmar’s army is accused of killing over 30 people

December 27, 2021

Myanmar's army is accused of killing over 30 people

Myanmar’s army has been reportedly accused of killing more than 30 people in a Christmas Eve “massacre.”

A human rights group claimed that soldiers from the Myanmar military allegedly shot children and women during the attack that took place in Kayah State. The bodies were burnt.

Karenni Human Rights Group said the remains were found near Mo So village in Hpruso.

Save the Children and the opposition slam killings of 30 people in Myanmar.

Save the Children, an international human rights group has reported that two of the organization’s staffers are missing after getting caught in the middle of the tensions.

The group has put out a statement via Inger Ashing, the executive director, calling on Myanmar’s army to respect International Humanitarian Law.

The opposition party, Myanmar’s National Unity Government, is responsible for the term “Christmas massacre” to describe what occurred.

The party explained that the Myanmar soldiers have also detained villagers and travelers.

Their properties were also destroyed in the attack.

The political party is asking the international community for help in order to solve the crisis because the army is allegedly committing crimes against humanity.

Banyar Khun Aung, director of Karenni Human Rights Group, went in the same direction when it came to categorizing the incidents.

The Asian country has been in a chaotic situation since March after the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party.

The military seized power over electoral fraud claims.

After the November 2020 election, where Suu Kyi’s party triumphed in a significant fashion, the military brought up accusations of fraud.

The claims were never backed by solid evidence. The election commission dismissed the charge. Experts say that the allegations were probably bogus.

Myanmar’s army was reportedly not interested in going through another five years of political reforms that could have taken the country on a totally different path. The elected government was overthrown on February 1.

Many protesters took to the streets to demand that the military hand back power to a civilian. The military has rushed to declare a state of emergency and is expected to stay in power for at least one year.

It is supposed to organize a new election. The international community is monitoring the situation closely.

U.N. official blasts alleged killings in Myanmar.

The U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, said the reports about the killings appear credible to some degree.

Mr. Griffiths is calling for a thorough investigation into the matter. He used strong terms to say that under international humanitarian law, attacks against civilians are not tolerated.

Since February, over 1,300 people have been killed, and 11,000 have been jailed.

Interestingly, some opponents of the military are also arming themselves.

Suu Kyi is facing different types of accusations and could spend the rest of her life in prison.

Experts in the international community called her recent trial a sham.

While many agree that she has not lived up to her iconic status, she still remains very popular in the country.

This might explain why the military is determined to keep her out of the political game.

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