Ten residents arrested after being accused of supporting PDF in Ye Township

February 8, 2024

HURFOM: From January 22nd to 26th, 2024, more than ten residents from Ah Sin and Zee Phyu Taung villages, Ye Township, Mon State were arrested by the military junta after being accused of supporting the People’s Defense Force.

On January 22nd, 2024, the owner of “Shwe Taung Gyi” restaurant, Ko Nay Pine and two of his staff were arrested. The junta also used a huge force to arrest a couple in Zee Phyu Taung village later that night.

The junta had been conducting arrests since January 26th. The latest round of arrests has included ten residents from two villages.

Some were released. But the remaining are being detained at the Ye City Police Station. They’re not allowed to have contact with their family members,” said a local source.

The junta has been arresting individuals on the basis of various allegations. The majority have been charged under sections of the Anti-Terrorist Act with lengthy imprisonment sentences.

According to a statement by the Association for Assistance of Political Prisoners (AAPP) on December 29th, 2023, 800 civilians in Mon State have been arrested by the junta under various accusations.


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