As per an eyewitness and other accounts, Myanmar regime forces picked up people, some of whom were thought to be children, locked them up, and slaughtered them.
The citizens were allegedly burnt to death, according to a leader of the opposition, as the suppression of dissent to a de facto coup becomes progressively savage.
The Scenes are Disgusting
The burnt corpses of 11 people were laying in a circle among what looked to be the remnants of a home in the wake of Tuesday’s assault. This was likely reprisal for an attack on a military convoy.
Graphic photographs of the attack (which Human Rights Groups said were identical to other recent violence and appeared planned) sparked outrage both within and outside of Myanmar.
“This event is pretty audacious. It occurred in a location designed to be discovered and seen in order to intimidate individuals,” said Manny Maung, an investigator for the organization.
“According to our sources, these were merely local boys and young folks who were trapped in the wrong place.
GRAPHIC: At least 11 civilians have been tied and burned today in Salingyi Township, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. Locals said that they heard the groaning and asking help from that place but couldn’t help. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/oLZmbnqhyM
— Mratt Kyaw Thu (@mrattkthu) December 7, 2021
According to Dr. Sasa, a spokesperson for the resistance, the incident began when a military vehicle assaulting communities in the country’s northwest encountered a homemade bomb.
Troops replied by bombing Done Taw village and gathering up everybody they could grab there. “They were bound up, tormented, and burned to death,” he claimed, adding the victim’s ages ranged from 14 to 40 years old.
“The brutal nature, barbarity, and inhumanity of these acts demonstrate a new level of depravity.”
“Notwithstanding the pretext of relative détente seen in recent months, the military government never intended to deescalate their wave of terror,” said Sasa, the communications manager for Myanmar’s buried National Governing Coalition.
Democracy is Over
Following the military coup on Feb. 1, which prohibited elected parliamentarians from assuming their seats in the parliament, that company declared itself the country’s only legal authorities.
The takeover of authority was met with peaceful public protests at first. However, violence increased when critics of military authority joined the fight after policemen and troops responded with brutal force. Fighting has erupted in northwest areas in recent weeks.
Salai Lal Ro Mawi, 24, was used as human shield then killed and burned down by the Myanmar military in Thanbuh village, Kalay township, while he was doing his farm on Dec 4, at around 8 am. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/3S1piS9Rd6
— Thang Deih Tuang (@ThangDeihTuang) December 7, 2021
Stephane Dujarric, a spokesperson for the United Nations, expressed deep concern over allegations of the “horrific murders of 11 individuals,” denouncing such brutality, noting “reliable reports suggest five children were amongst the murdered.”
The government denies any troops were stationed in the region. According to a witness, roughly 50 commandos marched into Done Taw around 11 a.m. Tuesday, detaining everybody who was not able to run.
“They kidnapped 11 innocent peasants,” said the eyewitness, who identified himself as a farmer, as well as an activist, and requested anonymity out of concern for his safety.
He was not present at the time of their execution, but he and others who spoke to Myanmar media felt they were burned to death.