Human Rights Situation weekly update (April 22 to 30, 2023)

Military Junta troops arrested and used civilians as a human shield from Wetlet Township, Sagaing Region, and killed 9 PDF members from Kawlin Township, and all these people were burnt and killed from 22nd to 30th April. The military junta troops also arrested the civilians including pregnant women, children, and elders used as human shields in Kachin State, Sagaing Region, and Tanintharyi Region. A civilian from Mandalay Region was killed by the Thwaythout force which is backed by Military Junta. The Military Junta continues to launch airstrikes in Sagaing Region, Shan State, Kayah State, and Chin State including the clinics and IDP camps.

Military junta troops wore PDF uniforms in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, pretending to be PDF, and arrested the civilians. 15 locals died including a child and 17 were injured by the Military Junta’s heavy artillery and gun attacks within a week.