Authorities force parents to accept money for daughter who died in bus accident

August 10, 2022

HURFOM: On August 5, 2022, the “Aunty Win” Express Bus traveling on the  Yangon-Dawei-Myeik route, struck and killed a four-year-old child from Thar Yar Mon village.  

A local source told HURFOM, the child suffered from broken ribs which damaged her lungs.

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Ye MUP refuses to take a position on Ye Military Council

August 9, 2022

HURFOM: The junta-controlled Union Election Commission approved the use of a “Proportional Representation (PR) System” for  the upcoming election.

Critics have also pointed out that since this development the  military junta has been trying to change/manipulate the numbers of constituencies, including calling for some townships to become deemed as districts,  in order to advance their political power.

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Two internally displaced people die from lack of access to medical treatment as military establishes bases in Yebyu

August 9, 2022

HURFOM: The incursion of the Burmese military and establishment of its bases in Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division has led to many villagers fleeing their homes. 

Since July 30, 2022, the Burmese military has conducted military operations and established bases in villages in Yebyu Township.  Approximately 1,000 people  from five different villages have fled from their homes.

These military incursions can be linked to the deaths of at least two internally displaced persons.

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Five villagers arrested by the military: Three found dead, one missing and one remains in custody

August 8, 2022

HURFOM: On July 31, 2022, five villagers from Pu Gaw Zun village, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division were arrested by the Burmese military.   Three of those arrested were later killed by the military and their bodies were hidden on a plantation.

On August 2, villagers found three dead bodies in a northeastern section of the rubber plantation.

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Schools in Ye Township close in response to rumour of pending attack

August 8, 2022

HURFOM: On August 5, 2022, a frightening phone message rapidly spread amongst parents living   in villages in Ye Township concerning the safety of their children.

The phone message said that a group of 20 people would attack schools in Lamine Sub-township, Ye Township.   Immediately  parents in Mon State stopped sending their children to schools.

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Weekly Overview: Human Rights Situation in Mon State, Karen State, and Tanintharyi Region
First Week of August, 2022

August 8, 2022

HURFOM: The 8th of August commemorates the anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprisings which took place 34 years ago. The historic day in Burma’s history recognizes the sacrifices that the country’s freedom fighters have been committed to for decades. Today, the struggle for peace and federalism continues.

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Lamine Youth Charity Association wants justice for member killed by police

August 5, 2022

HURFOM: At approximately 11 pm on July 31, 2022, police and security forces from the Lamine Police Station based in Ye Township, Mon State shot and killed a young social worker.

The police claimed a suspicious person approached the police station, and in response they shot at the individual. However, personal items, and the motorbike and blood stains were found in Myo Ma (3) Ward which is about a mile away from the police station. Police claim the individual they fatally shot was found nearby the police station in Myo Ma (1) Ward.

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Burmese army loots valuables from A Ka Neat village, Yebyu

August 4, 2022

HURFOM: On July 30, 2022, the Burmese army invaded A Ka Neat village, located in Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division.  The army looted motorcars, motorbikes and other valuables  belonging to villagers.

They carried away at least 20 motorbikes with two trucks. They also looted a lot of car batteries, food, money and jewelry, said a villager.

After the looting, the Burmese army then randomly shot up the surroundings with small and heavy weapons.

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Women in Dawei Prison in urgent need of health care and personal hygiene products

August 4, 2022

HURFOM: Female prisoners in the Dawei Prison located in Dawei City, Tenasserim Division are in urgent need of personal hygiene products and health care services. 

The Dawei Prison has more than 100 female prisoners and 40 of them are political prisoners.

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HURFOM Releases a New Briefer, “The Rise of Pro-Junta Militias in Southeastern Burma “

August 3, 2022

HURFOM: Today, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), releases a new briefing paper, “The Rise of Pro-Junta Militias in Southeastern Burma.” Our latest briefer finds evidence of increasing violence perpetrated against civilians since the attempted coup on 1 February 2021 by newly formed paramilitias in Mon State, Karen State and Tanintharyi region. These armed groups are trained and fully supported by the military junta. They have access to weapons and are incentivized through moral and monetary support by the illegal regime. View full PDF

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