Junta arrests four former government staff who joined CDM in Kan Bauk

February 23, 2024

HURFOM: On February 19th, 2024, the military junta arrested four former government staff who had joined the “Civil Disobedience Movement – CDM”.  The four were arrested at their homes in Kan Bauk Town, Yebyu Township, Tenasserim Division.

51-year-old Ma Yin Yin Aye from Mac Gin Ward, 30-year-old Ma Thet Thet Maw and Ma Nay Chi Oo from Mya Thidar Ward and 36-year-old Ma Ni Lar San from Hle Gone #2 Ward were staff with the Education Department.

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Livelihoods under threat due to on-going armed conflict

February 23, 2024

HURFOM: In early 2024, the joint revolutionary forces active in Southern Ye Township, Mon State announced they would increase their revolutionary momentum by attacking the junta’s military bases, police stations and check-points. Soon after the announcement, numerous armed clashes took place. 

The revolutionary forces do as they said. There will be more armed clashes in Ye Township. The revolutionary forces have warned people,” said a resident from Ye Township.

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Junta’s air assaults destroy approximately 20 houses in Bilin

February 21, 2024

HURFOM: In the second week of February, 2024, the military junta launched two air assaults on Win Tar Ban village, Bilin Township, Mon State that destroyed 17 houses, reported the Thaton District Karen National Union.

The air assaults took place on February 10th and the 14th.

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Young man steps on landmine – loses leg

February 21, 2024

HURFOM: On February 18th, 2024, a 28-year-old man from War Dat Kwin village, Kyike Hto Township, Mon State stepped on a landmine and lost one of his legs.

Ko Yan Pine Soe went into the forest near his village to collect grass for making brooms. He stepped on a landmine and lost his right leg. Landmine debris also penetrated his entire body.

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Electricity company extorts villagers in Southern Ye with unannounced fee rate

February 21, 2024

HURFOM: The Southern Myanmar Development Company, a private electricity distributor in Southern Ye Township, Mon State, increased its fees for street lighting to 10,000 MMK per month in January, 2025.  Villagers view the increase as extortion.

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Paung resident shot and killed by junta’s forces during arrest

February 21, 2024

HURFOM: On February 14th, 2024, junta’s forces went to arrest a local man from Ye Twin Gone village in his home, but he was shot and killed during the arrest.  Ye Twin Gone is located in the Kaw Ka Dike village tract, Paung Township, Mon State.

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Junta arrests villagers, uses them as human shields in Thaton

February 21, 2024

HURFOM: On February 11th, 2024, a military regiment entered Htone Bo Gyi village, Thaton Township, Mon State and arrested local villagers to use them as human shield, residents told HURFOM.

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Young people arrested in Mon State after announcement of conscription bill

February 20, 2024

HURFOM: The military junta enacted the forced conscription bill on February 10th, 2024 and following approval of the bill, some young people from different townships and villages in Mon State were arrested by junta’s force without cause.

Two young men from Ye Township were arrested at Myay Ni Gone Ward, Mawlamyine on February 11th while a man and a woman from Kyone Ka Dat village, Thanbyuzayat Township were arrested on February 13th.

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Weekly Overview: Human Rights Situation in Mon State, Karen State and Tanintharyi Region

February 19, 2024

HURFOM, Third Week of February 2024

Over the last week, the military junta intensified and scaled up its attacks against civilians. In retaliation for the widespread support of the resistance movement, the Burma Army is targeting innocent civilians.

Dozens have been arbitrarily arrested and detained on baseless allegations and are charged in a legal system with no legitimate basis. Many have been forced into confessions and are tortured in the process. The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) continues to monitor the situation closely.

The number of those arrested has sharply increased since the beginning of 2024. One local who was detained in Thanbyuzayat by the Burma Army was accused of supporting the local resistance forces in Mon State on 10 February 2024. The victim, age 43 years old and a motorcycle repairman was arrested in the evening by junta forces. The regime continues to crack down on fundamental rights and freedoms, including participation in protests.

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Junta’s conscription bill creates fear and worry among youth

February 16, 2024

HURFOM: The military junta has enacted the forced conscription bill on February 10th, 2024 which has created fear and worry amongst those youth in the age range for military service.

According to the conscription bill, men who are in the 18-35 age range and women who are in the 18-27 age range can be selected for military service.

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