Myanmar State Television Airs Footage of Allegedly Tortured Political Prisoners

The Myanmar military-run television has broadcasted photos of arrested protesters who appeared to be beaten and tortured, over the weekend.

“Emboldened through impunity. This junta uses torture as its policy,” local monitoring and rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said in a tweet.

Military-owned MRTV aired photos of four men and two women who appeared to be bruised and beaten on Sunday prompting outcry.

“AAPP is concerned for all those detained particularly in undisclosed locations. If international community does not act. Torture, and to death, will clearly continue,” the group added posting the broadcasted photos.

The MRTV report said the detainees were arrested in Yankin township in Yangon accusing them of being involved in a bombing outside a government office on Saturday.

AAPP has reported that over 3,000 are currently detained since February 1, with 2, 503 detained in unknown locations.


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