Residents recount how regime soldiers and armed militia executed 18 villagers and looted and burned down homes on September 9.
Elected leaders, lawmakers, student protesters, election officials and striking civil servants are among the growing numbers of people being held by the military.
This week the National League for Democracy scored a landslide election win and reached out to ethnic parties in a spirit of cooperation while the Union Solidarity and Development Party
In an unprecedented move, the NLD has followed its landslide victory with an overture for cooperation with ethnic political parties in the future.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.