UN Myanmar Envoy Warns of Alleged Massacre

Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun warned that around 40 junta victims had been found in July in the Sagaing area of north-western Myanmar.

Kyaw alleged that Junta security forces tortured and killed 16 men in a village in Sagaing around July 9 and 10, after 10,000 residents fled the ongoing clashes and raids. 

According to Kyaw, 13 bodies were found after civilian militias fought with security forces on July 26 while 11 more were later found, including a 14-year-old boy in a separate village on July 28.

“We cannot let the military keep on doing this kind of atrocity in Myanmar. It is time for the UN, especially the UN security council, to take action,” said Kyaw. 

The junta however denied the allegations while there are no official media conformations yet because communications are still being restricted in Myanmar while the press is being suppressed. 

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