The junta has stepped up attacks on civilian targets nationwide with Sagaing Region suffering the most.
With 10 more arrests in the last two weeks, the regime is increasingly targeting lawyers representing senior NLD figures and anti-coup activists.
A record number of political prisoners – almost 11,500 – are detained in Myanmar’s jails, but despite inhumane conditions and brutal punishment they continue to defy the junt
The move follows revelations in March of widespread human rights violations in Myanmar’s jails, with political prisoners the victims of abuse by prison authorities.
The murders took place in Sagaing Region and other strongholds of the resistance movement.
The regime has targeted properties mainly owned by elected NLD lawmakers, celebrities, journalists, striking civil servants and others active in the anti-regime movement.
The regime’s Union Day amnesty is an attempt to fool the international community into believing that it is releasing political prisoners.
Peaceful protesters, journalists, politicians, striking civil servants, celebrities, children and the relatives of its opponents are among those killed or arrested.
After a year of failing to consolidate its power, the military regime is resorting to increasingly brutal methods.
More than 2,000 locals fled their villages in Sagaing Region after intense clashes between junta forces and civilian resistance fighters.
A 23-year-old medic, five teenagers, bystanders and striking teachers were among those killed by regime forces so far this month.
Freeing detainees, only to re-arrest them soon afterwards, is a long-established policy of the military designed to intimidate opponents of the junta.
The junta is escalating its arrests, torture and killings of anti-coup opponents nationwide.
Regime forces kidnapped the 56-year-old woman and burned down the house of another prominent protester in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners says regime forces continue to torture detainees to death.