Myanmar’s Military Murdering Peaceful Protesters

The United Nations Human Rights Office reported that at least 138 people, including children, have been killed by Burmese security forces since the start of the coup last February.

Police and military personnel under junta leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing have allegedly used lethal force against the unarmed protesters.

Police officers from Myanmar who have fled across the border into India claimed they were ordered to open fire on protesters.

“I was given orders to shoot at protesters. I told them I can’t,” said one defector.

Due to the lack of internet connectivity and press censorship in the country, actual figures and incidents are not accurately reported.

Last Sunday marked the highest death toll in the country with 38 deaths while the following days have not been peaceful well.

The junta has also been accused of killing members of the overthrown NLD party as well aside from illegally detaining them.

At least two NLD officials were reported to have died in detention which their families claimed was by torture.

The NLD’s envoy to the UN, Salai Maung Taing San, known honorifically as Dr. Sasa warned the junta that they could end up like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi if civil war were to break out.

“So I think it’s very real that if we allow this situation to continue, people will be forced to defend themselves,” warned Sasa.

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