NUG Human Rights Minister says military junta has killed 73 children to date

May 27, 2021

HURFOM: Since the military coup, and between February 15 to May 15, 2021, the military junta has killed 73 children, said the Human Rights Minister of the National Unity Government (NUG).

Because the military does not recognize the NUG, and has limited the abilities of the media to report on internal events within the country,  the Minister made the statement via his social media page.

The children who have been murdered include,  Ma Aye Myat Thu, an 11-year-old girl from Mawlamyine who was shot in the head on March 27.

She was shot while playing in her compound and died one hour after the incident. Her funeral was held on March 28 at a Burmese cemetery in Pane Nel Gone, Mawlamyine.

The majority of the dead are males (63), females (9) and one child whose gender was not identified.

The NUG Minister said the junta continues to kill its own citizens,  and as a result the number of child deaths will likely increase.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) noted that the children in Burma have not received any kind of protection from the authorities.


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