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UN “horrified” by reports of massacre of civilians in Myanmar

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Qualifier of credible information on the discovery of 35 bodies in charred vehicles in the northeast of the country, he condemns these serious facts and calls on the authorities to immediately launch a serious and transparent investigation.

On Saturday, photos were posted on social media showing two trucks and a car set on fire on a road in Hpruso township, eastern Kayah state, with bodies inside.

A leader of the rebellion opposing the ruling junta, the People’s Defense Forces (PDF), told theFrance Media Agency have found at least 27 corpses.

According to the observatory Myanmar Witness, 35 people, including children and women, were burned and killed by the military on December 24 in the canton of Hpruso.

A spokesman for the junta, Zaw Min Tun, for his part admitted that clashes erupted in the area on Friday, and that the soldiers had killed a number of people, without giving further details.

L’ Non-governmental organization Save the Children then announced that two of its staff in Myanmar were missing.

I call on the Burmese forces and all armed groups in Myanmar to take all necessary measures to protect civilians.

A quote from Martin Griffiths, UN Assistant Secretary General

Myanmar has sunk into chaos since a coup in early February that ended a 10-year democratic transition. In 10 months, more than 1,300 civilians were killed, according to a Non-governmental organization local, the Association for Assistance to Political Prisoners (AAPP).

In reaction, the citizen militias People’s Defense Forces were born in the country and regularly inflict setbacks on the powerful Burmese army.

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