Myanmar Junta Executes Sagaing Resistance Fighters

By The Irrawaddy 19 January 2022

Junta soldiers shot dead four resistance fighters during a raid on Lel Zin village in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, on Monday, according to villagers.

Around 100 junta troops raided the village searching for resistance fighters. They found three resistance fighters who were executed.

Another tried to run was also shot dead, according to Monywa Township People’s Defense Force (PDF).

The victims were 39, 30, 25 and 23, according to residents.

An eyewitness said: “When Ko Tun Oo didn’t answer their questions, they shot him in his foot. Then they shot him in his temple. Another was shot in his eye.

A dead resistance fighter. / CJ

“The one who tried to escape was shot from behind in the chest. Another had his hands tied and was shot. He was told to put his hands on his head before he was shot. His body was left overnight and his arms could not be moved back,” added the witness.

Junta troops also reportedly abducted four civilians. The Monywa PDF said its fighters cannot repel junta raids on villages because it lacks proper weapons.

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