The UN said it was working to ‘assess criminal responsibility’ for the air and ground assault on a school in Sagaing Region that left a dozen children dead.
The NUG’s Human Rights Ministry has issued a statement identifying the victims, including seven children, and one of the military units involved.
Eyewitnesses and relatives recall the Myanmar military’s horrific air and ground assault on a school in Sagaing that left 11 children dead and many injured last Friday.
Brig-Gen Tin Soe, who was trained at Japan’s Ground Self Defense Force Staff College, was involved in the burning alive of 35 civilians in Kayah State, HRW said.
The killing of 26 Sagaing Region residents has been linked to orders from the 4th Military Operations commander Brigadier General Kyi Thaik.
The aid group said the two, both young fathers, were among 35 civilians—including a child—killed and burned by regime troops in Kayah State on Christmas Eve.
Noeleen Heyzer’s call comes as fighting intensifies in areas controlled by the KNU in Karen State and Bago Region, causing more civilians to flee their homes.
The three-member Brotherhood Alliance said the military has committed similar atrocities in their territory for many years.
The junta is accused of burning at least 35 displaced villagers in seven vehicles in Kayah State. Two Save the Children staff are also missing.