Despite of UN Right Body Calls on Myanmar Government to Respect International Laws, Three Missing Arakanese Gunned dwon and Killed in Rakhine State

Mother and sister crying for their love ones killed in Kyuak Seik on April 14

Sittway. April 17, 2020
 Rakhine Ethnic Congress (REC) reported three missing civilians are found dead in Kyauktaw township, Rakhine State, today. 

REC is Sittway based local human rights and IDP documentation organization.  

 Families and friends found their love ones dying with many gunshots on their bodies between Thawin Kine and Kyar Nyo Pyin villages at 3.20 PM, the report said. 

Lanmadaw ward residents Myat Thu Maung, 19, Bo Naing Win, 32, and Kyaw Kyaw Naing, 41, had been missing since April 16, and the families lost contact with them since yesterday evening. 

The families said they went to Thawin Khine village to buy the cattle in the morning. 

“They had official license to sell meats at the local markets. They usually went out and bought cows from different villages, but Myanmar soldiers shot and killed them at this time,” The residents said. 

A 14 years old boy was killed and wounded 11 other villagers including six Rohingya Muslim in Kyauktaw last night after the soldiers on the other side of the town spraying their guns into the town.

Eight villagers were killed and 11 more civilians injured in Kyauk Seik after the shells landed in the village on April 14, which were fired from the military outpost 550 in Ponnaygun. 

Speaker for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville briefed press in Geneva amid increase of civilian casualties in Rakhine State and called on Myanmar government to respect human rights and international laws. 

The statement released from Bangkok office said, “We call on parties to the conflict in Myanmar to heed the calls of a ceasefire and adhere to their obligations under international human rights and international humanitarian law by protecting civilians and civilian infrastructure.”

Arakan Information Center that monitors human rights abuses reported 377 civilians have been killed, injured, and missing in Rakhine since January and until April 15 this year. 

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