The whole population of some 8,000 has fled Thantlang as soldiers shell residential areas and roam the streets randomly firing into houses; many homes have burned down.
Many fear the junta is using the detained State Counselor as a bargaining chip by keeping her whereabouts a secret.
Over 100 journalists have been detained since the coup and Myanmar is now the world’s second-biggest jailer of reporters.
Residents in several townships said regime personnel conducted violent night raids, beating detainees for information and looting homes.
The National Unity Government is preparing to submit a report to the United Nations this month.
Lawyers for the detained State Counselor said Monday’s hearings have been put off for a week; she is due to appear for hearings in her other cases Tuesday.
U Wirathu walked free from Yangon’s Insein Prison on Monday after nearly a year in detention on a charge brought by the ousted NLD government.
The 27-year-old victim was five months pregnant when she was killed and her husband severely injured after they were shot while returning home from fishing.
Sitagu Sayadaw’s presence in the delegation of Vice Snr-Gen Soe Win confirms the public’s suspicions that the once-respected monk is on good terms with regime leaders.
Regime soldiers left landmines and burned rice donated for around 2,000 Magwe villagers who fled their homes to avoid raids.
Regime troops are allegedly deploying in rural Magwe Region in the hunt for resistance strongholds.
The number is over 80 percent of those detained; the AAPP condemned the regime’s use of enforced disappearance as a violation of international law.
Civilians are still being killed and wounded in indiscriminate shooting and tortured to death.
Those detained include young activists, elected NLD lawmakers, striking civil servants and their families.
He was renowned for watercolors and historical subjects; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi commissioned a painting from him in 2016 and curated an exhibition of his works that year.