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At least 73 children killed by junta forces in Myanmar, death toll still rising

Tanutam Thawan

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Out of the estimated 800 people killed by security forces after the February military coup in Myanmar, at least 73 were children. Some were playing outside when they were shot and killed by soldiers and police who fired their guns at random in Burmese neighbourhoods, according to the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government. Other children were at home. Some were at protests.

6 year old Khin Mayo Chit was sitting on her father’s lap, scared as junta forces raided her home. She was shot and killed. A bullet from security forces struck 11 year old Aye Myat Thu in the head while she was playing in front of her home. 13 year old Sai Wai Yan was running away from military troops when she was shot in the back of the head. Some have been killed in airstrikes fired by junta forces attacking ethnic villages occupied by civilian resistance troops.

The Ministry of Human Rights says they are still counting the deaths of children killed by security forces and will have a new list updated soon. In its current list, 26 children were killed in the Mandalay Region and 13 children were killed in Yangon. The Ministry says more children were killed in Chin State’s Mindat, Sagaing Region’s Kani and Demoso, Kayah State.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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    Robin Banks

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    IT’S SO SAD THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD SIT BACK AND WATCH THIS HAPPEN! WHAT’S HAPPENED TO US WHEN NO OTHER COUNTRY IS PREPARED TO SAY, “FUCK THAT! LET’S GET IN THERE AND TAKE OUT THIS MILITARY REGIME!? C’MON USA!! GET IN THERE AND START SOME SHOCK AND AWE IN THE NAME OF THE POOR BURMESE POPULATION! STUFF POLITICAL PROTOCOLS… YOU HAVE THE FIREPOWER! JUST DO IT REGARDLESS!!

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    Stardust

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    The coup junta countries destroy their countries and they are the worst of People and killing their own citizen and even the children. It is really disgusting that are still people supporting such evil juntas here in Thailand and Myanmar, what kind of low level dirty mindset they must have to do that.

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    Kevin Tanner

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Appalling behavior by the rest of the World.

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    Matteus

    Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    It’s not that easy for Western regimes to intervene in Myanmar because pisspot dictatorships like Russia and China are doing their best to make it difficult.

    The Myanmar military are just the petulant little brats and don’t know any better. Russia and China know about fighting proxy wars and should know better but would rather see a poor country in a humanitarian crises than allow any Western power to have any influence in the region. Russia and China are the real criminals.

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